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MATCH PREVIEW: Newcastle v Albion

27 October 2012

Stats and info for Sunday's trip to St James' Park (ko 3pm)

All-time results record (League, FA Cup and League Cup)


PLDWDLFAGD
HOME
60
28 
18 
14 
11780 

+37 

AWAY5817 
13 
28 
84119 

-35 

NEUTRAL000



0

TOTAL11845 
31 
42 
201 
199 

+2 

Interesting facts


The Baggies’ 3-1 defeat to the Magpies at The Hawthorns in March was the first in their last seven meetings with United (W3 D3 L1).

Some 44 goals have been scored in the 12 Barclays Premier League ties between the two sides - an average of 3.66 per game.

Alan Pardew’s side have lost just two of their last 14 Premier League fixtures.

Sunday will mark the 113th league meeting between the two teams with Newcastle recording 41 wins, to Albion’s 40, with 31 draws.

Demba Ba has scored six of the Toon’s nine goals this term. 

Steve Clarke started his coaching career as Ruud Gullit’s assistant manager at Newcastle – before going on to work in Sir Bobby Robson’s backroom staff.   


Last time out

HOME: Barclays Premier League, Sunday, March 25, 2012 - Albion 1 (Long 52) Newcastle 3(Cisse 6, 34, Ben Arfa 12)
AWAY: Barclays Premier League, Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - Newcastle 2 (Ba 34, 81) Albion 3 (Odemwingie 20, McAuley 44, Scharner 85)


Form guide (last six league matches)

NEWCASTLE: DDWDLD
ALBION: WLWDWL


Last league match line-ups

Albion (v Man City - home L 1-2): Foster; Tamas, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Mulumbu, Yacob; Fortune, Morrison (Gera 72), Dorrans (Odemwingie 64); Long (Lukaku 82). Subs not used: L Daniels (gk), Rosenberg, Jara Reyes, Popov

Newcastle (v Sunderland - away D 1-1): Krul; Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini (S Taylor 80), Santon; Cabaye, Ben Arfa (Obertan 84), Gutierrez, Tiote; Ba, Ameobi (Perch 39). Subs not used: Harper (gk); Anita, Ferguson, Cisse. 


Newcastle team news

Cheick Tiote serves the first game of a three-match suspension for his dismissal in the Tyne-Wear derby last week.  

Newcastle will also be without goalkeeper Rob Elliot (groin), defender Ryan Taylor (knee) and midfielders Haris Vuckic (knee) and Dan Gosling (ankle).


Ref watch

Chris Foy will referee Sunday's game. The Merseyside official has overseen the Baggies once this season – September’s 1-0 victory over Reading. Foy has dished out 11 yellow and no red cards this term. 


Betting

Selected odds from Bet Butler:

Newcastle to win: 21/20
Albion to win: 3/1
Draw: 27/10

Shane Long to score first: 17/2 
Demba Ba to score first: 5/1

If you fancy a flutter with the club's official online betting partner, click here.


Tickets

Tickets are no longer on sale to away fans. Albion supporters are urged not to travel without a ticket.


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