FM Preview: Sheffield United v Preston North End 28 Aug 2010

Last updated : 27 August 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Preston North End fixture

Sheff. Utd. 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 35 wins out of 50 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was less than a year ago, in December 2009, the The Blades carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 09 FebPreston N.E.2 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2009/2010Mon 28 DecSheff. Utd.1-0Preston N.E.CHMP
2008/2009Mon 11 MaySheff. Utd.1 - 0Preston N.E.D1PO
2008/2009Fri 08 MayPreston N.E.1 - 1Sheff. Utd.D1PO
2008/2009Sat 31 JanPreston N.E.0 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2008/2009Sat 25 OctSheff. Utd.1 - 0Preston N.E.CHMP
2007/2008Sat 29 MarPreston N.E.3 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 4.

Preston N.E. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the North End have hit 10 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheff. Utd. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 3 games have yielded only 1 points. Preston N.E. find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 3 points from their 3 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.6213677
Preston N.E.63039119

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheff. Utd. are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Preston N.E. 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.