FM Preview: Bournemouth v Sheffield United 17 Dec 2011

Footymad preview History of the Bournemouth v Sheffield United fixture

Sheffield United travel to take on Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday afternoon, and will hope to continue their unbeaten record at the ground. In the past, victory has been gained over 50% of the time for The Blades.

The last time the two teams met at Bournemouth was amazingly over twenty years ago, in November 1989, with Sheffield United inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Cherries in a Second Division match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
1989/1990 Sat 28 Apr Sheff. Utd. 4 - 2 Bournemouth Second Division
1989/1990 Sat 06 Jan Sheff. Utd. 2 - 0 Bournemouth F.A. Cup
1989/1990 Sat 11 Nov Bournemouth 0 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Second Division
1987/1988 Sat 16 Jan Bournemouth 1 - 2 Sheff. Utd. Second Division
1987/1988 Sat 15 Aug Sheff. Utd. 0 - 1 Bournemouth Second Division
1983/1984 Sat 24 Mar Bournemouth 0 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Third Division
1983/1984 Sat 15 Oct Sheff. Utd. 2 - 0 Bournemouth Third Division

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Recent respective form guides

Bournemouth have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.

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. The The Blades's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Bournemouth see themselves just below half way in the npower League One, showing a record of 26 points from their 20 games played so far,

Sheffield United's total of 38 points from their 20 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League One.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bournemouth 6 2 2 2 7 12 8
Sheffield United 6 5 1 0 12 3 16

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheffield United are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Bournemouth Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Sheffield United Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.

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