FM Preview: Exeter City v Sheffield United 05 May 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 4th May 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Exeter City and Sheffield United at 15:00 on 5th May 2012 in the League One.
History of the Exeter City v Sheffield United fixture
Sheffield United travel to take on Exeter City at St. James Park on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 2 of the 4 previous games, with the hosts winning just 1.
The last time the two teams met at Exeter City was way back in the black-and-white days of March 1984, with Sheffield United inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Grecians in a Third Division match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 29 Oct||Sheff. Utd.||4 - 4||Exeter City||League One|
|1983/1984||Sat 10 Mar||Exeter City||1-2||Sheff. Utd.||Third Division|
|1983/1984||Sat 12 Nov||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 2||Exeter City||Third Division|
|1982/1983||Sat 05 Mar||Sheff. Utd.||3 - 0||Exeter City||Third Division|
|1982/1983||Sat 23 Oct||Exeter City||0 - 3||Sheff. Utd.||Third Division|
|1980/1981||Sat 21 Mar||Exeter City||1 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||Third Division|
|1980/1981||Sat 18 Oct||Sheff. Utd.||3 - 1||Exeter City||Third Division|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Exeter City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 9.
The away form of Sheffield United however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Those games have seen the The Blades pummel 14 goals, and let in 6.
Exeter City are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 41 points from their 45 games thus far.
Sheffield United are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 89 points from 45 games.
Current overall team form
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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 Exeter City. Away win
|Exeter City||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Sheffield United||5 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
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