Newcastle Utd. prepare to entertain West Ham United at St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 32 and lost only 8 of the 57 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was just last season, in August 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sun 17 Sep||West Ham Utd.||0 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 17 Dec||West Ham Utd.||2 - 4||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 20 Aug||Newcastle Utd.||0-0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 11 Jan||West Ham Utd.||2 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Mon 19 Aug||Newcastle Utd.||4 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 27 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sun 23 Sep||West Ham Utd.||3 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The Magpies's have scored 11 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.
The away form of West Ham Utd. is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Hammers have conceded 14 goals in these games, and only hit 0 in reply.
Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 29 points from their 23 games played so far, West Ham Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 19 points from their 23 games thus far.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||1||2||3||7||12||5|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Its a close one to call, but I think that Magpies's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past West Ham Utd.. Home Win
|Newcastle Utd.||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
|West Ham Utd.||Not won in previous 14 away matches.|