FM Preview: Sheffield United v Preston North End 18 Feb 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 17th February 2012
The game between Sheffield United and Preston North End in the League One on 18th February 2012 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Sheffield United v Preston North End fixture
Sheffield United prepare to entertain Preston North End at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 36 wins out of 51 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was just last season, in August 2010, the The Blades carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Wed 19 Oct||Preston N.E.||2 - 4||Sheff. Utd.||League One|
|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)|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Sheffield United have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the The Blades, with 7 goals against.
Preston North End have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. These low-scoring games have seen just 4 goals scored and conceded.
Sheffield United are holding the final promotion place in the npower League One, and have accumulated 59 points from the 29 games they have played so far.
Preston North End's 39 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.
Current overall team form
|Preston North End||6||2||2||2||6||7||8|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Sheffield United may be coming up against a decent side in Preston North End, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the The Blades. Home Win
|Sheffield United||11 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 16 .
|Preston North End||Not won in previous 3 away matches.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here