FM Preview: Sheffield United v Hartlepool United 31 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 30th December 2011
FootyMad attempt to assist you with their form guide as Sheffield United take on Hartlepool United in a League One match on 31st December 2011 at 13:00.
History of the Sheffield United v Hartlepool United fixture
Sheffield United play host to Hartlepool United at Bramall Lane at lunchtime on Saturday, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The majority of those games have been won by the The Blades.
The last time the two teams met at Sheffield United was well over fifteen years ago, back in January 1993, the The Blades carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a F.A. Cup match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Tue 09 Aug||Hartlepool U.||1 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||League Cup|
|2010/2011||Wed 11 Aug||Hartlepool U.||2 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||League Cup|
|1992/1993||Sat 23 Jan||Sheff. Utd.||1-0||Hartlepool U.||F.A. Cup|
|1988/1989||Tue 06 Sep||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 0||Hartlepool U.||League Cup|
|1988/1989||Tue 30 Aug||Hartlepool U.||2 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||League Cup|
|1981/1982||Sat 06 Mar||Hartlepool U.||2 - 3||Sheff. Utd.||Fourth Division|
|1981/1982||Sat 17 Oct||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 1||Hartlepool U.||Fourth Division|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Sheffield United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the The Blades, with 4 goals against.
The Pools 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 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Sheffield United are holding the final promotion place in the npower League One, and have accumulated 44 points from the 22 games they have played so far.
Hartlepool United's 29 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its good news for Sheffield United fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, we just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the The Blades. Home win
|Sheffield United||Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 7 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Hartlepool United||4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here