FootyMAD's Newcastle United match preview

Last updated : 06 April 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Newcastle United fixture

Sheff. Utd. play host to Newcastle United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Blades are clearly on top, having won 36 and lost only 7 of the 58 games.

The last time the two teams met at Sheff. Utd. was more than a decade ago, in April 1994, with Sheff. Utd. running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 04 NovNewcastle Utd.0 - 1Sheff. Utd.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Magpies have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheff. Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 31 points from 31 matches. Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 37 points from their 31 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.61144124
Newcastle Utd.6114484

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the The Blades, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Newcastle Utd. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.