Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Friday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Blades will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 23 and win only 8 of the 45 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2004, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3 - 3 draw in a League Division One match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sun 09 May||Preston N.E.||3 - 3||Sheff. Utd.||LD1|
|2003/2004||Sat 29 Nov||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 0||Preston N.E.||LD1|
|2002/2003||Sat 19 Apr||Preston N.E.||2 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||LD1|
|2002/2003||Sat 21 Dec||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 0||Preston N.E.||LD1|
|2001/2002||Sat 26 Jan||Preston N.E.||2 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||FAC|
|2001/2002||Sat 01 Dec||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 2||Preston N.E.||LD1|
|2001/2002||Tue 23 Oct||Preston N.E.||3 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||LD1|
Recent respective form guides
Preston North End have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 10.
Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Blades have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Preston N.E.'s 4 points from 3 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Sheff. Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 2 points from 3 matches.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the North End, as the Blades have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Preston N.E.||Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Sheff. Utd.||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.