FootyMAD's Brighton & Hove Albion match preview

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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 The Blades are clearly on top, winning 58.33% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was just last season, in January 2005, with Brighton & HA inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the The Blades in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 13 SepBrighton & HA0 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 15 JanSheff. Utd.1-2Brighton & HACHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.

The away form of Brighton & HA is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Seagulls have hit 4 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheff. Utd. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola Championship, and have accumulated 63 points from the 29 games they have played so far. Brighton & HA are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 28 points from 29 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.63129810
Brighton & HA6204596

FootyMad's prediction ...

Though Sheff. Utd. are not exactly setting the world alight at Bramall Lane in recent games, I can confidently predict that they will easily sweep aside the opposition put before them. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. 6 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Brighton & HA Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.