Southampton face a trip to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 15 out of 22 times.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2006, with Sheff. Utd. running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 25 Mar||Sheff. Utd.||3 - 0||Southampton||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Wed 28 Dec||Southampton||0 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Sat 06 Jan||Southampton||1 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||FAC|
|1993/1994||Sat 26 Mar||Sheff. Utd.||0 - 0||Southampton||PREM|
|1993/1994||Sat 02 Oct||Southampton||3 - 3||Sheff. Utd.||PREM|
|1992/1993||Sat 27 Feb||Southampton||3 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||PREM|
|1992/1993||Sat 03 Oct||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 0||Southampton||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Sheffield United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the The Blades, with 6 goals against.
Southampton have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Saints's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 9 against.
Sheff. Utd. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 8 points from their 7 matches. Southampton are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 7 from their 7 matches played.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the The Blades. Home win
|Sheff. Utd.||Won 4 successive home games.|
5 games since last home draw.
|Southampton||13 games since last away draw.|
No win in the 3 most recent games.