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 33 and lost only 8 of the 59 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was just last season, in September 2007, with Newcastle Utd. running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Premier League match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 20 Sep||West Ham Utd.||3 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 26 Apr||West Ham Utd.||2 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 23 Sep||Newcastle Utd.||3-1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 20 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 2||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
West Ham Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Hammers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.
Newcastle Utd. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 22 points from their 20 matches. West Ham Utd.'s 25 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||3||1||2||10||6||10|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Magpies go into their game against West Ham Utd. in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win
|Newcastle Utd.||Not won in the 3 most recent games.|
|West Ham Utd.||Undefeated in last 5 away games.|
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.