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:|
|2003/2004||Tue 26 Aug||Crystal Palace||1 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||LD1|
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Apr||Crystal Palace||2 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||LD1|
|2002/2003||Tue 17 Dec||Sheff. Utd.||3-1||Crystal Palace||LC|
|2002/2003||Sat 30 Nov||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 1||Crystal Palace||LD1|
|2001/2002||Sat 23 Feb||Crystal Palace||0 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||LD1|
|2001/2002||Tue 25 Sep||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 3||Crystal Palace||LD1|
|2000/2001||Sat 24 Feb||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 0||Crystal Palace||LD1|
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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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
|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 Palace||9 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.