FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 03 May 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Sheffield United fixture

Southampton are ready to welcome Sheffield United to St. Marys on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 24 games played, Saints have recorded 11 wins, and Sheff. Utd. have come away with 6 victories.

The previous match played between the two at St. Marys was within the last three years, in December 2005, with Sheff. Utd. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Saints in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 29 SepSheff. Utd.1 - 2SouthamptonCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Southampton are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 4 goals scored and conceded.

The The Blades 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. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 51 points from their 45 games thus far. Sheff. Utd.'s 66 points from 45 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.641112713

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Saints of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Sheff. Utd., who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. 5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.