FootyMAD's Newcastle United match preview

Last updated : 03 November 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. travel to take on Newcastle United at St. James' Park at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Blades will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 34 and win only 12 of the 60 games.

The last time the two teams met at Newcastle Utd. was back in January 2000, over five years ago, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4 - 1 thriller, 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:
1999/2000Sat 08 JanNewcastle Utd.4 - 1Sheff. Utd.FAC
1997/1998Sun 05 AprNewcastle Utd.1 - 0Sheff. Utd.FAC
1993/1994Sat 30 AprSheff. Utd.2 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
1993/1994Wed 24 NovNewcastle Utd.4 - 0Sheff. Utd.PREM
1989/1990Sat 24 FebSheff. Utd.1 - 1Newcastle Utd.CHMP
1989/1990Sat 25 NovNewcastle Utd.2 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1988/1989Wed 12 OctNewcastle Utd.2 - 0Sheff. Utd.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Magpies in those games, with 4 conceded.

The away form of Sheff. Utd. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. The Blades have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 1 in reply.

Newcastle Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 8 points from 10 matches. Sheff. Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 6 points from their 10 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.63126310
Sheff. Utd.61144124

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Magpies, as the The Blades have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Sheff. Utd. Not won in previous 6 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.