FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 29 April 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace pack their bags to visit Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 22 games played, Eagles have recorded 8 wins, and Sheff. Utd. have come away with 9 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Bramall Lane was within the last three years, in February 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 05 NovCrystal Palace2 - 3Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 07 FebSheff. Utd.0 - 3Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Tue 26 AugCrystal Palace1 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2002/2003Sat 05 AprCrystal Palace2 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2002/2003Tue 17 DecSheff. Utd.3 - 1Crystal PalaceLGEC
2002/2003Sat 30 NovSheff. Utd.2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2001/2002Sat 23 FebCrystal Palace0 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the The Blades in those games, with 7 conceded.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Sheff. Utd. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola Championship, and have accumulated 87 points from the 45 games they have played so far. Crystal Palace's total of 75 points from their 45 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.633010512
Crystal Palace6222888

FootyMad's prediction ...

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Sheff. Utd. may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Crystal Palace Not won in previous 3 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.