FM Preview: Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United 26 Feb 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 25th February 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United at 13:00 on 26th February 2012 in the League One.
History of the Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United fixture
Sheffield United face a trip to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough at lunchtime on Sunday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 62 games played, The Blades have recorded 18 wins, and Sheffield Wednesday have come away with 27 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in April 2010, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sun 16 Oct||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 2||Sheff. Wed.||League One|
|2009/2010||Sun 18 Apr||Sheff. Wed.||1-1||Sheff. Utd.||Championship|
|2009/2010||Fri 18 Sep||Sheff. Utd.||3 - 2||Sheff. Wed.||Championship|
|2008/2009||Sat 07 Feb||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 2||Sheff. Wed.||Championship|
|2008/2009||Sun 19 Oct||Sheff. Wed.||1 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||Championship|
|2007/2008||Tue 08 Apr||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 2||Sheff. Wed.||Championship|
|2007/2008||Sat 19 Jan||Sheff. Wed.||2 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||Championship|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Sheffield Wednesday have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Owls have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Sheffield United however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the The Blades, and 7 goals against.
Sheffield Wednesday are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 57 points from 32 games.
Sheffield United are holding the final promotion place in the npower League One, and have accumulated 62 points from the 30 games they have played so far.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The Blades have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Hillsborough with an easy victory. Away win
|Sheffield Wednesday||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Sheffield United||8 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 18 outings ago.
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