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:|
|2005/2006||Sat 05 Nov||Crystal Palace||2 - 3||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 07 Feb||Sheff. Utd.||0 - 3||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 26 Aug||Crystal Palace||1 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Apr||Crystal Palace||2 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Tue 17 Dec||Sheff. Utd.||3 - 1||Crystal Palace||LGEC|
|2002/2003||Sat 30 Nov||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 1||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Sat 23 Feb||Crystal Palace||0 - 1||Sheff. 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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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
|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.