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
|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
|Preston North End||6||2||1||3||10||11||7|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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
|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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