FM Preview: Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest 29 Mar 2010

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History of the Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottm. Forest travel to take on Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Monday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Forest will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 29 and win only 12 of the 54 games.

The last time the two teams met at Newcastle Utd. was more than a decade ago, in September 1998, with Newcastle Utd. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 17 OctNottm. Forest1 - 0Newcastle Utd.CHMP
1998/1999Wed 10 MarNottm. Forest1 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
1998/1999Sat 26 SepNewcastle Utd.2 - 0Nottm. ForestPREM
1996/1997Sun 11 MayNewcastle Utd.5 - 0Nottm. ForestPREM
1996/1997Sun 26 JanNewcastle Utd.1 - 2Nottm. ForestFAC
1996/1997Mon 09 DecNottm. Forest0 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
1995/1996Thu 02 MayNottm. Forest1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, Magpies have rattled up an impressive 23 goals, and conceded 3.

In complete contrast to Newcastle Utd., Nottm. Forest are having a torrid time on their travels, losing every single one of the last six matches played! Forest have conceded 11 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Newcastle Utd. are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 38 games giving them a return of 80 points. Nottm. Forest are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 70 points from 39 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.642016614
Nottm. Forest6303789

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Magpies, as the Forest have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Won 6 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
Nottm. Forest Lost each of the previous 7 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 17 outings ago.