FootyMAD's Crewe Alexandra match preview

Last updated : 02 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Crewe Alexandra fixture

Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Crewe Alexandra at Bramall Lane on Friday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The The Blades have won an impressive 8 of the 9 meetings between the two sides, drawing the other 1.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was less than a year ago, in March 2005, as they swept to an impressive 4-0 win in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Mon 29 AugCrewe Alex.1 - 3Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2004/2005Tue 08 MarSheff. Utd.4-0Crewe Alex.CHMP
2004/2005Fri 29 OctCrewe Alex.2 - 3Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Tue 24 FebCrewe Alex.0 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Tue 04 NovSheff. Utd.2 - 0Crewe Alex.CHMP
2001/2002Sat 30 MarCrewe Alex.2 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2001/2002Sat 27 OctSheff. Utd.1 - 0Crewe Alex.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The The Blades's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

The away form of Crewe Alex. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the The Railwaymen have hit 5 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheff. Utd. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola Championship, and have accumulated 74 points from the 36 games they have played so far. Crewe Alex. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 35 games have yielded only 26 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.6222798
Crewe Alex.61149144

FootyMad's prediction ...

The current home form displayed by Sheff. Utd. is obviously none too clever, but, with the current standing of Crewe Alex., I firmly believe this match can only produce a victory for the The Blades. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Crewe Alex. Not won in previous 9 away matches.