Newcastle United Match Preview

Last updated : 04 November 2005 By Footymad Previewer

History of the Newcastle United v Birmingham City fixture

Birmingham City face a trip to St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 46 games played, Blues have recorded 9 wins, and Newcastle Utd. have come away with 23 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2005, the Magpies carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 01 JanNewcastle Utd.2 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2004/2005Sun 03 OctBirmingham C.2 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 31 JanBirmingham C.1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
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.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The Blues have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Newcastle's 15 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Birmingham City are stuck down in the relegation zone of the Barclays Premiership with a return of just 6 points from their 11 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFA
Newcastle Utd.641183
Birmingham C.611448

STB prediction ...

I can see Blues' gaining a narrow win at St James' Park to kick-start their season. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd.Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Birmingham C.Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.

Last drawn game 6 outings ago.