FM Preview: Tranmere Rovers v Sheffield United 20 Aug 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 19th August 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Tranmere Rovers and Sheffield United at 15:00 on 20th August 2011 in the League One.
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
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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
|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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