FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 19 August 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Preston North End v Sheffield United fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sun 09 MayPreston N.E.3 - 3Sheff. Utd.LD1
2003/2004Sat 29 NovSheff. Utd.2 - 0Preston N.E.LD1
2002/2003Sat 19 AprPreston N.E.2 - 0Sheff. Utd.LD1
2002/2003Sat 21 DecSheff. Utd.1 - 0Preston N.E.LD1
2001/2002Sat 26 JanPreston N.E.2 - 1Sheff. Utd.FAC
2001/2002Sat 01 DecSheff. Utd.2 - 2Preston N.E.LD1
2001/2002Tue 23 OctPreston N.E.3 - 0Sheff. 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.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Preston N.E.613212136
Sheff. Utd.6141667

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

Sequence statistics:
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.