FM Preview: Sheffield United v Portsmouth 29 Oct 2012

Last updated : 28 October 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Sheffield United v Portsmouth fixture

Sheffield United are ready to welcome Portsmouth to Bramall Lane on Monday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 27 wins out of 37 previous matches.

The previous match played between the two at Bramall Lane was within the last three years, in September 2010, the The Blades carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 05 Mar Portsmouth 1 - 0 Sheff. Utd. Championship
2010/2011 Sat 18 Sep Sheff. Utd. 1-0 Portsmouth Championship
2006/2007 Sat 13 Jan Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Portsmouth Premiership
2006/2007 Sat 23 Dec Portsmouth 3 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Premiership
2002/2003 Mon 13 Jan Portsmouth 1 - 2 Sheff. Utd. League Division One
2002/2003 Tue 13 Aug Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Portsmouth League Division One
2001/2002 Sat 09 Feb Sheff. Utd. 4 - 3 Portsmouth League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the The Blades in those games, with 6 conceded.

Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Pompey's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

Sheffield United are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 28 points from 14 games.

Portsmouth see themselves just below half way in the npower League One, showing a record of 18 points from their 14 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Sheffield United 6 5 1 0 10 3 16
Portsmouth 6 3 1 2 11 9 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but we think that The Blades's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Portsmouth. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Sheffield United Unbeaten in the last 14 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Portsmouth Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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