FM Preview: Sheffield United v Walsall 23 Oct 2012

Last updated : 22 October 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Sheffield United v Walsall fixture

Sheffield United prepare to entertain Walsall at Bramall Lane on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Blades are clearly on top, having won 7 and lost only 2 of the 11 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was just last season, in August 2011, as the The Blades squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Tue 06 Mar Walsall 3 - 2 Sheff. Utd. League One
2011/2012 Tue 16 Aug Sheff. Utd. 3-2 Walsall League One
2003/2004 Sat 24 Apr Walsall 0 - 1 Sheff. Utd. League Division One
2003/2004 Tue 09 Dec Sheff. Utd. 2 - 0 Walsall League Division One
2002/2003 Sat 15 Feb Sheff. Utd. 2 - 0 Walsall F.A. Cup
2002/2003 Thu 26 Dec Walsall 0 - 1 Sheff. Utd. League Division One
2002/2003 Sat 17 Aug Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Walsall 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.

Walsall have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Saddlers have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheffield United are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 25 points from 13 games.

Walsall's 18 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Sheffield United 6 4 2 0 10 4 14
Walsall 6 1 2 3 8 10 5

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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 Walsall. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Sheffield United Drawn last 4 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 20 matches.
Walsall 7 games since last away draw.
No win in the 5 most recent games.

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