Crystal Palace face a trip to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 24 games played, Eagles have recorded 9 wins, and Sheff. Utd. have come away with 10 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2007, with Crystal Palace inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the The Blades in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Dec||Sheff. Utd.||0 - 1||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2007/2008||Sat 22 Sep||Crystal Palace||3 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sun 30 Apr||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 0||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Sheffield United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The The Blades's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
The Eagles have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Eagles's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.
Sheff. Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 36 points from their 23 games so far. Crystal Palace lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 36 from their 23 games so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Crystal Palace are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Sheff. Utd.. Away win
|Sheff. Utd.||Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
|Crystal Palace||5 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.