FM Preview: Tranmere Rovers v Sheffield United 20 Aug 2011

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Last updated : 19 August 2011

Footymad preview History of the Tranmere Rovers v Sheffield United fixture

Sheffield United travel to take on Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 3 of the 9 previous games, with the hosts winning just 2.

The last time the two teams met at Tranmere Rovers was more than a decade ago, in January 2001, the Rovers carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Division One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
1997/1998 Tue 28 Apr Tranmere Rvs. 3 - 3 Sheff. Utd. League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Tranmere Rovers have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

Sheffield United have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the The Blades have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Tranmere Rovers's total of 6 points from their 3 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League One.

Sheffield United are holding the final promotion place in the npower League One, and have accumulated 9 points from the 3 games they have played so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Tranmere Rovers 6 3 0 3 7 8 9
Sheffield United 6 3 2 1 10 9 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Sheffield United on their travels as of late, but we can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Tranmere Rovers. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Tranmere Rovers 11 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Sheffield United 5 games since last defeat.

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