This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Newcastle United and Swansea City at 15:00 on 17th December 2011 in the Premier League.

Footymad preview History of the Newcastle United v Swansea City fixture

Swansea City pack their bags to visit Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Swans will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 11 and win only 3 of the 17 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was within the last three years, in November 2009, with Newcastle United running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Championship match.