FM Preview: Sheffield United v Tranmere Rovers 17 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 16th March 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Sheffield United and Tranmere Rovers at 15:00 on 17th March 2012 in the League One.
History of the Sheffield United v Tranmere Rovers fixture
Sheffield United play host to Tranmere Rovers at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 6 wins out of 9 previous matches.
The last time the two teams met at Sheffield United was more than a decade ago, in August 2000, with Sheffield United running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Division One match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 20 Aug||Tranmere Rvs.||1 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||League One|
|2000/2001||Mon 01 Jan||Tranmere Rvs.||1 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||League Division One|
|2000/2001||Sat 26 Aug||Sheff. Utd.||2-0||Tranmere Rvs.||League Division One|
|1999/2000||Sat 05 Feb||Sheff. Utd.||3 - 1||Tranmere Rvs.||League Division One|
|1999/2000||Mon 30 Aug||Tranmere Rvs.||1 - 3||Sheff. Utd.||League Division One|
|1998/1999||Sat 13 Mar||Tranmere Rvs.||2 - 3||Sheff. Utd.||League Division One|
|1998/1999||Sat 07 Nov||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 2||Tranmere Rvs.||League Division One|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Sheffield United are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the The Blades in those games, with 9 conceded.
The away form of Tranmere Rovers is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Rovers have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Sheffield United are holding the final promotion place in the npower League One, and have accumulated 69 points from the 36 games they have played so far.
Tranmere Rovers find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 41 points from their 36 matches.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
With the The Blades being in decent shape at home at the moment, we am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win
|Sheffield United||14 games since last home draw.
|Tranmere Rovers||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 11 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.
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