FootyMAD's Newcastle United match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 5th December 2008
The game between Newcastle United and Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday, 6th December 2008 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Stoke City face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having taken no points from 30 of the 39 contests.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2008, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4 - 1 thriller, in a F.A. Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Wed 16 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||4 - 1||Stoke City||FAC|
|2007/2008||Sun 06 Jan||Stoke City||0 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||FAC|
|1995/1996||Wed 25 Oct||Stoke City||0 - 4||Newcastle Utd.||LGEC|
|1989/1990||Mon 16 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1989/1990||Tue 26 Dec||Stoke City||2 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||CHMP|
|1984/1985||Sat 04 May||Stoke City||0 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|1984/1985||Sat 01 Dec||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 1||Stoke City||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 9.
The away form of Stoke City is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Potters have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.
Newcastle Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 15 points from 15 matches. Stoke City find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 18 points from their 15 matches.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Magpies, as the Potters have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Newcastle Utd.||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.|
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Stoke City||Not won in previous 6 away matches.|
No win in the 2 most recent games.
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