FM Preview: Coventry City v Sheffield United 15 Jan 2011

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History of the Coventry City v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Coventry City at Ricoh Arena on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 25 games played, The Blades have recorded 8 wins, and Coventry City have come away with 10 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2009, as the Sky Blues edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 30 OctSheff. Utd.0 - 1Coventry CityCHMP
2009/2010Sat 10 AprSheff. Utd.1 - 0Coventry CityCHMP
2009/2010Tue 15 SepCoventry City3 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2008/2009Wed 04 MarCoventry City1 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2008/2009Tue 16 SepSheff. Utd.1 - 1Coventry CityCHMP
2007/2008Tue 11 MarSheff. Utd.2 - 1Coventry CityCHMP
2007/2008Sat 01 DecCoventry City0 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Coventry City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Sheff. Utd. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the The Blades have hit 7 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Coventry City's 35 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Sheff. Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 26 points from 25 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Coventry City61145104
Sheff. Utd.611410164

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Sky Blues, as the The Blades have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Coventry City No sequences of note
Sheff. Utd. Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.