FootyMAD's Newcastle United match preview

Last updated : 19 December 2009 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 at lunchtime on Sunday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 31 and win only 12 of the 60 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2009, with Newcastle Utd. running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Mon 11 MayNewcastle Utd.3 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2008/2009Sat 29 NovMiddlesbrough0 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sun 03 FebNewcastle Utd.1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2007/2008Sun 26 AugMiddlesbrough2 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 03 MarNewcastle Utd.0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Sun 22 OctMiddlesbrough1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 09 AprMiddlesbrough1 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Magpies, with 3 goals against.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Boro, and 7 goals against.

Newcastle Utd. are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 21 games giving them a return of 46 points. Middlesbrough's 29 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.651013316

FootyMad's prediction ...

The Boro are doing reasonably well on their travels in recent games, but FootyMad think this will not be enough to stop what should be a relatively comfortable home win for Newcastle Utd.. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Middlesbrough An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.