FM Preview: Carlisle United v Sheffield United 02 Jan 2012

Last updated : 01 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Carlisle United v Sheffield United fixture

Sheffield United travel to take on Carlisle United at Brunton Park Stadium on Monday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 10 games played, The Blades have recorded 4 wins, and Carlisle United have come away with 5 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Carlisle United was amazingly over twenty years ago, in March 1986, the Cumbrians carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Second Division match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 19 Nov Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Carlisle Utd. League One
1985/1986 Sat 29 Mar Carlisle Utd. 1-0 Sheff. Utd. Second Division
1985/1986 Wed 01 Jan Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Carlisle Utd. Second Division
1984/1985 Sat 13 Apr Sheff. Utd. 0 - 0 Carlisle Utd. Second Division
1984/1985 Sat 22 Sep Carlisle Utd. 1 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Second Division
1980/1981 Sat 15 Nov Sheff. Utd. 2 - 2 Carlisle Utd. Third Division
1980/1981 Sat 16 Aug Carlisle Utd. 0 - 3 Sheff. Utd. Third Division

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Recent respective form guides

Carlisle United are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Cumbrians in those games, with 9 conceded.

Sheffield United's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the The Blades, and 4 goals against.

Carlisle United lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower League One, picking up 35 points from their 23 games so far.

Sheffield United are holding the final promotion place in the npower League One, and have accumulated 47 points from the 23 games they have played so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Carlisle United 6 2 3 1 9 9 9
Sheffield United 6 6 0 0 14 4 18

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheffield United are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Carlisle United. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Carlisle United Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Sheffield United 4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 8 matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.

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