FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 14 April 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic fixture

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.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Wed 30 NovWigan Ath.1 - 0Newcastle Utd.LGEC
2005/2006Sat 15 OctWigan Ath.1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
1953/1954Wed 13 JanWigan Ath.2 - 3Newcastle Utd.FAC
1953/1954Sat 09 JanNewcastle Utd.2-2Wigan 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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.62047116
Wigan Ath.6222668

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

Sequence statistics:
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.