Head to Head records: Home v Wolves

Rondon scored his 3rd league goal of the season in midweek. Picture courtesy of The Chronicle.

On Sunday afternoon, we will be welcoming the visit of a newly promoted side for the first time this season.

Wolves took last season's Championship by storm last year and deservedly returned to the Premier League following a six-year absence and spent the 2013/14 season in League One. With an abundance of quality in their ranks, they are side that can be feared and have adapted really well to the Premier League which is now a very different league since they were last in it. Key players like Ruben Neves, loanee Raul Jimenez and goalkeeper Rui Patricio shows that the midlands club mean business.

Last time out, the two teams achieved positive results. Wolves came from behind to beat Chelsea who have suffered since their first defeat of the season a few weeks ago. Simultaneously, an excellent defensive display was to thank for the Magpies to come away from Goodison Park with a draw to place them four points clear of the tight relegation zone.

After the Wolves match, Newcastle have two winnable games before Christmas. Their shortest away trip this season next week against Huddersfield followed by Claudio Ranieri's Fulham who have been leaking goals this season.

Facts and Figures

All Competitions

Wolves wins: 39

Newcastle wins: 32

Draws: 23

Top flight

Wolves wins: 28

Newcastle wins: 27

Draws: 17

Top flight at St. James' Park

Newcastle wins: 22

Draws: 8

Wolves wins: 6

Previous ten (all competitions)

Newcastle wins: 4 (16 goals)

Draws: 4

Wolves wins: 2 (12 goals)

Biggest win: Newcastle United 8 - 0 Wolves (11/11/1905)

Biggest defeat: Newcastle United 1 - 4 Wolves (01/01/1990)

Lovenkrands scoring Newcastle's third goal in their last league win at home to Wolves. Picture courtesy of NUFC Blog.

Memory Lane

Newcastle United 4 - 1 Wolves - 02/04/2011 (Premier League)

Following defeats in both of the club's matches in March, Newcastle began April in perfect fashion with a convincing 4-1 home win to move back into the top half of the table. It was also a win that increased Wolves' relegation fears. The win was Newcastle first Premier League win at St. James' Park on Saturday 3pm kick-off since the second game of the 2008/09 season when Michael Owen scored the only goal of the game against Bolton.

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