FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 07 February 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Sheffield United v Crystal Palace fixture

Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Crystal Palace at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 21 games played, Blades have recorded 9 wins, and Crystal Palace have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was just last season, in December 2002, with Sheff. Utd. running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 26 AugCrystal Palace1 - 2Sheff. Utd.LD1
2002/2003Sat 05 AprCrystal Palace2 - 2Sheff. Utd.LD1
2002/2003Tue 17 DecSheff. Utd.3-1Crystal PalaceLC
2002/2003Sat 30 NovSheff. Utd.2 - 1Crystal PalaceLD1
2001/2002Sat 23 FebCrystal Palace0 - 1Sheff. Utd.LD1
2001/2002Tue 25 SepSheff. Utd.1 - 3Crystal PalaceLD1
2000/2001Sat 24 FebSheff. Utd.1 - 0Crystal PalaceLD1

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Blades in those games, with 6 conceded.

Crystal Palace's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 14 goals for the Eagles, and 6 goals against.

Sheff. Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 49 points from 29 games. Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division One, showing a record of 41 points from their 30 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.631210610
Crystal Palace641113713

FootyMad's prediction ...

Both teams are displaying reasonable form at the moment, and for that reason, the Madmen predict the game will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd.Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Crystal Palace9 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.