FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 28 September 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Southampton fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 25 MarSheff. Utd.3 - 0SouthamptonCHMP
2005/2006Wed 28 DecSouthampton0 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 06 JanSouthampton1 - 0Sheff. Utd.FAC
1993/1994Sat 26 MarSheff. Utd.0 - 0SouthamptonPREM
1993/1994Sat 02 OctSouthampton3 - 3Sheff. Utd.PREM
1992/1993Sat 27 FebSouthampton3 - 2Sheff. Utd.PREM
1992/1993Sat 03 OctSheff. Utd.2 - 0SouthamptonPREM

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:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.6312171110

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

Sequence statistics:
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.