FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 28 March 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Preston North End v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. pack their bags to visit Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 47 games played, The Blades have recorded 9 wins, and Preston N.E. have come away with 23 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Deepdale was within the last three years, in December 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 20 OctSheff. Utd.1 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2005/2006Fri 16 DecPreston N.E.0 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2005/2006Sat 20 AugSheff. Utd.2 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2004/2005Tue 15 MarSheff. Utd.1 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2004/2005Fri 20 AugPreston N.E.0 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sun 09 MayPreston N.E.3 - 3Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 29 NovSheff. Utd.2 - 0Preston N.E.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Preston North End are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These games have seen the North End score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The The Blades's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 4 goals for and 3 against.

Preston N.E. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 50 points from their 40 games played so far, Sheff. Utd.'s 53 points from 39 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Preston N.E.64117413
Sheff. Utd.64117413

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for The Blades could well see them head back from Deepdale with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Preston N.E. 15 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Sheff. Utd. Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.