FootyMAD Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 25 August 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Crystal Palace v Sheffield United fixture

Crystal Pal prepare to entertain Sheffield United at Selhurst Park on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Eagles have the slight edge, having won 8 of the 19 games compared to Sheff Utd's 6 wins.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was less than a year ago, in April 2003, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 05 AprCrystal Pal2-2Sheff UtdLD1
2002/2003Tue 17 DecSheff Utd3 - 1Crystal PalLC
2002/2003Sat 30 NovSheff Utd2 - 1Crystal PalLD1
2001/2002Sat 23 FebCrystal Pal0 - 1Sheff UtdLD1
2001/2002Tue 25 SepSheff Utd1 - 3Crystal PalLD1
2000/2001Sat 24 FebSheff Utd1 - 0Crystal PalLD1
2000/2001Sat 23 SepCrystal Pal0 - 1Sheff UtdLD1

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 4.

The away form of Sheff Utd is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Blades have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Crystal Pal are leading the way in the Nationwide League Division One, with their 3 games giving them a return of 9 points. Sheff Utd lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division One, picking up 5 from their 3 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Pal6213877
Sheff Utd623111129

FootyMad's prediction ...

Crystal Pal are not exactly setting the world alight at Selhurst Park at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Sheff Utd in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Pal Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Sheff Utd Not won in previous 7 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.