FootyMAD's Burnley match preview

Last updated : 19 April 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Burnley v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Burnley at Turf Moor on Monday evening, 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 13 of the 57 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in April 2008, 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:
2008/2009Sat 06 DecSheff. Utd.2 - 3BurnleyCHMP
2007/2008Sat 12 AprBurnley1 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Burnley have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Clarets, with 7 goals against.

The The Blades have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the The Blades, and 6 goals against.

Burnley's total of 69 points from their 43 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Sheff. Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 76 points from 43 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.651012316

FootyMad's prediction ...

The Blades's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Burnley, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Burnley Won 3 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Sheff. Utd. Undefeated in last 4 away games.
11 games since last defeat.