FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 05 March 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crystal Palace v Sheffield United fixture

Crystal Palace prepare to entertain Sheffield United at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 23 games played, Eagles have recorded 9 wins, and Sheff. Utd. have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Selhurst Park was less than a year ago, in May 2009, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 12 DecSheff. Utd.2 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2008/2009Sun 03 MayCrystal Palace0-0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2008/2009Sat 20 DecSheff. Utd.2 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Crystal Palace have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Sheff. Utd. is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the The Blades have hit 5 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crystal Palace are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 34 points from 32 matches. Sheff. Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 48 from their 33 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crystal Palace60245112
Sheff. Utd.62138107

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Crystal Palace's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Sheff. Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Crystal Palace Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.