FootyMAD's Newcastle United match preview

Last updated : 22 September 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v West Ham United fixture

West Ham Utd. face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hammers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 32 and win only 8 of the 58 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2007, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 20 JanNewcastle Utd.2 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sun 17 SepWest Ham Utd.0 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 17 DecWest Ham Utd.2 - 4Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 20 AugNewcastle Utd.0 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 11 JanWest Ham Utd.2 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2002/2003Mon 19 AugNewcastle Utd.4 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 27 AprNewcastle Utd.3 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 3 to 2.

The away form of West Ham Utd. however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Hammers, and 8 goals against.

Newcastle Utd.'s 8 points from 5 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. West Ham Utd. find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 10 points they have accumulated from 5 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.63218411
West Ham Utd.641110413

FootyMad's prediction ...

West Ham Utd. are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Newcastle Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
West Ham Utd. 5 successive away victories.
11 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.