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History of the Newcastle United v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Villans will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 43 and win only 13 of the 68 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 28 AugAston Villa4 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sun 18 AprAston Villa0 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 01 NovNewcastle Utd.1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Mon 21 AprNewcastle Utd.1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2002/2003Sat 07 DecAston Villa0 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2001/2002Tue 02 AprAston Villa1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 03 NovNewcastle Utd.3 - 0Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Magpies, with 2 goals against.

In complete contrast to Newcastle Utd., Aston Villa are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Villans have hit 5 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Newcastle Utd.'s 38 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 38 points from their 30 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.651012316
Aston Villa62137107

FootyMad's prediction ...

Villans are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Newcastle Utd.. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Won 6 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 12 matches.
Aston Villa Last drawn game 6 outings ago.