Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Derby County at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blades are clearly on top, winning 57.45% of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was less than a year ago, in April 2005, with Derby County inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Blades in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Fri 15 Apr||Sheff. Utd.||0-1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 20 Nov||Derby County||0 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 23 Mar||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Wed 28 Jan||Derby County||2 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 22 Mar||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Wed 30 Oct||Derby County||2 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 02 Dec||Derby County||4 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Sheffield United have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Blades, with 4 goals against.
Derby County have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Rams have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Sheff. Utd. are leading the way in the Coca Cola Championship, with their 9 games giving them a return of 24 points. Derby County's 12 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its good news for Sheff. Utd. fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Blades. Home win
|Sheff. Utd.||Won 5 successive home games.|
10 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
|Derby County||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.