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:|
|2004/2005||Sat 07 Aug||Burnley||1 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 06 Dec||Burnley||3 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 08 Nov||Sheff. Utd.||1-0||Burnley||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Wed 12 Mar||Sheff. Utd.||4 - 2||Burnley||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 24 Aug||Burnley||0 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Sat 23 Mar||Sheff. Utd.||3 - 0||Burnley||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Sun 04 Nov||Burnley||2 - 0||Sheff. 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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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
|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.