FootyMAD's Newcastle United match preview

Last updated : 01 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Monday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 30 and win only 12 of the 56 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Wed 27 AprNewcastle Utd.0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2004/2005Sat 14 AugMiddlesbrough2 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 21 FebNewcastle Utd.2 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Sat 18 OctMiddlesbrough0 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2002/2003Wed 05 MarMiddlesbrough1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2002/2003Mon 04 NovNewcastle Utd.2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2001/2002Wed 26 DecNewcastle Utd.3 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Magpies in those games, with 4 conceded.

In complete contrast to Newcastle Utd., Middlesbrough are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Boro have conceded 6 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 25 points from their 19 games played so far, Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 21 points from their 19 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.