FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 19 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Crystal Palace fixture

Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Crystal Palace at Bramall Lane at tea-time on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 24 games played, The Blades have recorded 10 wins, and Crystal Palace have come away with 9 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was less than a year ago, in December 2007, with Crystal Palace inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the The Blades in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 29 DecSheff. Utd.0-1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2007/2008Sat 22 SepCrystal Palace3 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2005/2006Sun 30 AprSheff. Utd.1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2005/2006Sat 05 NovCrystal Palace2 - 3Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 07 FebSheff. Utd.0 - 3Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Tue 26 AugCrystal Palace1 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2002/2003Sat 05 AprCrystal Palace2 - 2Sheff. Utd.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 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

The Eagles have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Eagles's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Sheff. Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 36 points from their 23 games so far. Crystal Palace lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 36 from their 23 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.622211108
Crystal Palace651013516

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Sheff. Utd.'s indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Crystal Palace. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Crystal Palace 5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.