Newcastle Utd. play host to Wigan Athletic at St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The two sides drew on their own previous meeting.
The only previous meeting between Newcastle Utd. and Wigan Ath. at was way back in the black-and-white days of January 1954, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a F.A. Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Wed 30 Nov||Wigan Ath.||1 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||LGEC|
|2005/2006||Sat 15 Oct||Wigan Ath.||1 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|1953/1954||Wed 13 Jan||Wigan Ath.||2 - 3||Newcastle Utd.||FAC|
|1953/1954||Sat 09 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||2-2||Wigan Ath.||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Magpies in those games, with 5 conceded.
Wigan Ath. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Latics's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Newcastle Utd.'s 45 points from 33 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Wigan Ath.'s 48 points from 33 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Newcastle Utd. are starting to turn St. James' Park into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occassion. Score draw
|Newcastle Utd.||5 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
|Wigan Ath.||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.