FM Preview: Bury v Sheffield United 14 Jan 2012

Last updated : 13 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Bury v Sheffield United fixture

Sheffield United travel to take on Bury at Gigg Lane on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 47 games played, The Blades have recorded 15 wins, and Bury have come away with 23 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Bury was more than a decade ago, in December 1998, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3-3 draw in a League Division One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 03 Sep Sheff. Utd. 4 - 0 Bury League One
2006/2007 Tue 19 Sep Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Bury League Cup
1998/1999 Fri 11 Dec Bury 3-3 Sheff. Utd. League Division One
1998/1999 Sat 14 Nov Sheff. Utd. 3 - 1 Bury League Division One
1997/1998 Sat 18 Apr Sheff. Utd. 3 - 0 Bury League Division One
1997/1998 Tue 13 Jan Bury 1 - 2 Sheff. Utd. F.A. Cup
1997/1998 Sat 03 Jan Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Bury F.A. Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Bury are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Shakers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 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 games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the The Blades, and 5 goals against.

Bury's 34 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Sheffield United are holding the final promotion place in the npower League One, and have accumulated 50 points from the 25 games they have played so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bury 6 3 1 2 8 9 10
Sheffield United 6 5 0 1 16 6 15

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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
Bury Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Sheffield United 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.

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