FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 19 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Crystal Palace fixture

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:
2007/2008Sat 29 DecSheff. Utd.0 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2007/2008Sat 22 SepCrystal Palace3 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2005/2006Sun 30 AprSheff. Utd.1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.622211108
Crystal Palace651013516

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

Sequence statistics:
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.