FM Preview: Bury v Sheffield United 22 Jan 2013

Last updated : 21 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Bury v Sheffield United fixture

Sheffield United face a trip to Bury at Gigg Lane on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 48 games played, The Blades have recorded 16 wins, and Bury have come away with 23 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Gigg Lane was just last season, in January 2012, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 15 Sep Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Bury League One
2011/2012 Sat 14 Jan Bury 0-3 Sheff. Utd. League One
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

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Bury will be hoping to improve on their poor home form, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While Shakers have scored 8, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Sheffield United's away form is none too clever either, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. Those games have seen the The Blades pummel 12 goals, and let in 5.

Bury are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 22 points from their 27 games thus far.

Sheffield United's total of 48 points from their 28 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League One.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bury 6 0 4 2 7 9 4
Sheffield United 6 2 2 2 11 8 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The Blades have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Gigg Lane with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Bury Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Not won in the 11 most recent games.
Sheffield United Undefeated in last 6 away games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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