Going into the match on Saturday, we find ourselves two places but one point above Huddersfield. On top of this we are also five places higher in the form table of the previous six games. We have reached that point in the season where it is almost the beginning of the end and confidence can certainly a part in all-important results. Out of the candidates for relegation, Huddersfield are a team who have arguably been dealt with a tougher run in than they would have hoped.
With regards to the past encounters at St. James’ Park against Huddersfield, statistics give off the impression that we are inconsistent against the Terriers but manage to pull off the win more often than not. More recent statistics still point towards a win for the Magpies as Huddersfield have the fourth worst away record in the league this season ahead of West Brom, Stoke and Brighton having racked up ten away league defeats which shows how much they have relied upon their home form in their fight to avoid relegation. One final good stat is that it was in this fixture last season that Dwight Gayle scored his first Newcastle goal.
Facts and Figures
Newcastle wins: 26
Huddersfield wins: 22
Newcastle wins: 24
Huddersfield wins: 21
League matches at St. James’ Park
Newcastle wins: 13
Huddersfield wins: 9
Previous ten (all competitions)
Newcastle wins: 4 (18 goals)
Huddersfield wins: 2 (12 goals)
Biggest wins (in this fixture)
Newcastle United 6 - 0 Huddersfield (06/09/1950)