FootyMAD's Burnley match preview

Last updated : 11 April 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Burnley v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. pack their bags to visit Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Blades will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 32 and win only 12 of the 56 games.

The previous match played between the two at Turf Moor was within the last three years, in August 2005, with Sheff. Utd. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Clarets in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 03 NovSheff. Utd.0 - 0BurnleyCHMP
2005/2006Sat 10 DecSheff. Utd.3 - 0BurnleyCHMP
2005/2006Tue 09 AugBurnley1 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 19 MarSheff. Utd.2 - 1BurnleyCHMP
2004/2005Sat 07 AugBurnley1 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 06 DecBurnley3 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 08 NovSheff. Utd.1 - 0BurnleyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Burnley have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Burnley's 58 points from 42 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Sheff. Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 57 points from their 42 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.641111613

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Sheff. Utd. only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Turf Moor will be a good result. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Burnley 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Sheff. Utd. 4 games since last away draw.