FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 09 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v West Ham United fixture

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.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 20 SepWest Ham Utd.3 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sat 26 AprWest Ham Utd.2 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sun 23 SepNewcastle Utd.3-1West Ham Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 20 JanNewcastle Utd.2 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sun 17 SepWest Ham Utd.0 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 17 DecWest Ham Utd.2 - 4Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 20 AugNewcastle Utd.0 - 0West 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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.62229108
West Ham Utd.631210610

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

Sequence statistics:
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.