Newcastle United Match Preview

Last updated : 30 January 2004 By Brian Cartlidge

History of the Birmingham City v Newcastle United fixture

Blues prepare to entertain Newcastle United at St. Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record on home soil. The Blues are clearly on top, winning 51.11% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Andrew's was last season, in September 2002, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Premiership match ... view match report

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 30 AugNewcastle Utd.0 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2002/2003Sat 03 MayNewcastle Utd.1 - 0Birmingham C.PREM
2002/2003Sat 28 SepBirmingham C.0 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2000/2001Wed 29 NovBirmingham C.2 - 1Newcastle Utd.LC
1999/2000Tue 12 OctBirmingham C.2 - 0Newcastle Utd.LC
1992/1993Sun 28 MarNewcastle Utd.2 - 2Birmingham C.LD1
1992/1993Wed 04 NovBirmingham C.2 - 3Newcastle Utd.LD1

Recent respective form guides

Blues are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Magpies have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 4 against.

Blues' 30 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Newcastle Utd. find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 33 points they have accumulated from 22 games.

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Current league form guides:PWDLFAP
Birmingham C.63129710
Newcastle Utd.63128410

Prediction ...

Both teams are displaying reasonable form at the moment, and for that reason, we are predicting the game will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham C.Won 4 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Newcastle Utd.Not won in previous 2 away matches.