FootyMAD's Brighton & Hove Albion match preview

Last updated : 14 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Brighton & Hove Albion fixture

Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Brighton & Hove Albion at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. 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 two seasons ago, in March 2003, the Blades carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 02 OctBrighton & HA1 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2002/2003Tue 18 MarSheff. Utd.2-1Brighton & HACHMP
2002/2003Sat 19 OctBrighton & HA2 - 4Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1989/1990Wed 14 MarBrighton & HA2 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1989/1990Sat 09 SepSheff. Utd.5 - 4Brighton & HACHMP
1986/1987Sat 02 MayBrighton & HA2 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1986/1987Wed 21 JanBrighton & HA1 - 2Sheff. Utd.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Blades in those games, with 8 conceded.

Brighton & HA have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Seagulls have conceded 6 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Sheff. Utd.'s total of 48 points from their 28 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Brighton & HA find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 33 points from their 28 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.650111515
Brighton & HA6222668

FootyMad's prediction ...

With the Blades being in decent shape at home at the moment, I am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Brighton & HA Not won in previous 5 away matches.