Newcastle United host Blackburn Rovers today, but just how do the statistics, provided by espn.co.uk, tell us that this one will go?
Well, the first stat that is always discussed is the sides’ previous meetings. Looking at this, the advantage seems to be with Newcastle.
The Magpies have won three of their last five meetings against Blackburn, with one being a draw and, of course, with Blackburn taking the other.
Of these five games, three have been league fixtures. Newcastle are unbeaten in these three games, having won two and drawn one, so again all signs point towards Newcastle.
Furthermore, and perhaps more importantly, Blackburn have only one two of their last five games. They have also drawn one, meaning they have lost two.
Of these five games, two of them have come away from home, incidentally these two games are the ones that they have lost.
Newcastle, on the other hand, have won their last five and will surely go into this game filled with confidence.