FM Preview: Stevenage v Sheffield United 16 Mar 2013

Last updated : 15 March 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Stevenage v Sheffield United fixture

Sheffield United face a trip to Stevenage at Broadhall Way on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. The two previous games have resulted in one drawn game and one defeat for the The Blades.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Broadhall Way was less than a year ago, in May 2012, when they played out a goalless draw in a Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 3) match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 17 Nov Sheff. Utd. 4 - 1 Stevenage League One
2011/2012 Mon 14 May Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Stevenage Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 3)
2011/2012 Fri 11 May Stevenage 0-0 Sheff. Utd. Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 3)
2011/2012 Sat 28 Apr Sheff. Utd. 2 - 2 Stevenage League One
2011/2012 Sat 05 Nov Stevenage 2 - 1 Sheff. Utd. League One

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Recent respective form guides

Stevenage's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

The away form of Sheffield United however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The The Blades's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Stevenage find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 46 points from their 37 matches.

Sheffield United are holding the final promotion place in the npower League One, and have accumulated 65 points from the 36 games they have played so far.

Current overall team form

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

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheffield United are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Stevenage. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Stevenage 10 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sheffield United 4 successive away victories.
6 games since last away draw.
8 games since last defeat.

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