Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Preston North End at Bramall Lane on Tuesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 31 wins out of 44 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was just last season, in November 2003, with Sheff. Utd. running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Fri 20 Aug||Preston N.E.||0 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sun 09 May||Preston N.E.||3 - 3||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 29 Nov||Sheff. Utd.||2-0||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 19 Apr||Preston N.E.||2 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 21 Dec||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 0||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|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.||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Sheffield United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.
The away form of Preston N.E. however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the North End, and 8 goals against.
Sheff. Utd.'s 54 points from 36 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Preston N.E.'s total of 60 points from their 37 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Your FootyMad panel thinks that Sheff. Utd.'s indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Preston N.E.. Away win
|Sheff. Utd.||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.|
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Preston N.E.||6 games since last away draw.|
4 games since last defeat.