FootyMAD's Burnley match preview

Last updated : 18 March 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Burnley fixture

Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Burnley at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blades are clearly on top, winning 34 and drawing 16 of the 55 games played.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was just last season, in November 2003, the Blades carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 07 AugBurnley1 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 06 DecBurnley3 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 08 NovSheff. Utd.1-0BurnleyCHMP
2002/2003Wed 12 MarSheff. Utd.4 - 2BurnleyCHMP
2002/2003Sat 24 AugBurnley0 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2001/2002Sat 23 MarSheff. Utd.3 - 0BurnleyCHMP
2001/2002Sun 04 NovBurnley2 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. These games have seen the Blades score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

Burnley have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Sheff. Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 55 points from their 37 games so far. Burnley see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 49 points from their 37 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.6222648

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Blades's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Burnley. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Burnley Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.