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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|1999/2000||Sat 08 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||4 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||FAC|
|1997/1998||Sun 05 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||FAC|
|1993/1994||Sat 30 Apr||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|1993/1994||Wed 24 Nov||Newcastle Utd.||4 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||PREM|
|1989/1990||Sat 24 Feb||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||CHMP|
|1989/1990||Sat 25 Nov||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|1988/1989||Wed 12 Oct||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 0||Sheff. 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.
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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
|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.