After a 3-0 loss vs. Arsenal, Newcastle United are winless in their last nine matches in all competitions. They will look to finally break out of their slump when they face Aston Villa this weekend. Unlike their recent history against other Premier League opposition, Newcastle have been successful over the last decade vs. Villa.
With a 1-1 draw back in September 2011, Newcastle United kicked off a 12-match unbeaten run for the Magpies. In that stretch, NUFC won three straight matches from January 2013 to February 2014. The last win in that run was a 1-0 victory that saw Loic Remy find the match-winner in the 90th minute.
The 2015-16 season that saw Newcastle United had both matches finish level between the clubs. Their next meeting in the Championship was also a draw. Newcastle would get back in the win column with a 2-0 result at St. James’ Park. Yoan Gouffran scored the opener before an own goal sealed the deal in the second half. Both of those matches in the Championship were matchups between Rafa Benitez and Steve Bruce on the touchline.
Last season was actually the worst season Newcastle have had vs. Villa in more than a decade. They were underwhelming in a 2-0 loss in November before playing to a 1-1 draw in June. Dwight Gayle scored the lone goal in that closed-door match for the Magpies after the Premier League restarted.
Newcastle have won 71 of the 156 in the all-time series dating back to 1895.
11th-place Aston Villa lost to Manchester City yesterday, 2-0, and sit seven points clear of Newcastle United on the table. The Magpies will be hoping that the club’s success over the last decade gets them a result in a crucial matchup on Saturday.