FM Preview: Preston North End v Sheffield United 19 Oct 2011

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Last updated : 18 October 2011

Footymad preview History of the Preston North End v Sheffield United fixture

Sheffield United face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 52 games played, Blades have recorded 9 wins, and Preston North End have come away with 26 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2011, with Preston North End running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 16 Apr Preston N.E. 3 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Championship
2010/2011 Sat 28 Aug Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Preston N.E. Championship
2009/2010 Tue 09 Feb Preston N.E. 2 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Championship
2009/2010 Mon 28 Dec Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Preston N.E. Championship
2008/2009 Mon 11 May Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Preston N.E. Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2)
2008/2009 Fri 08 May Preston N.E. 1 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2)
2008/2009 Sat 31 Jan Preston N.E. 0 - 0 Sheff. Utd. Championship

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

Recent respective form guides

Preston North End have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the North End in those games, with 10 conceded.

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. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Preston North End's total of 22 points from their 11 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League One.

Sheffield United lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower League One, picking up 21 from their 12 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Preston North End 6 2 1 3 10 11 7
Sheffield United 6 2 1 3 7 9 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheffield United are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Deepdale with a well-deserved point. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Preston North End Won 5 successive home games.
14 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Sheffield United No sequences of note

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Sheffield United Match Reports

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