FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 24 October 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Preston North End fixture

Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Preston North End at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 32 wins out of 47 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was just last season, in October 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 29 MarPreston N.E.3 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. The The Blades have scored 9 and conceded 2 during this period.

Preston N.E. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the North End have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheff. Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 18 points from their 12 games so far. Preston N.E. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 17 points from their 12 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.63127810
Preston N.E.61055123

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Preston N.E. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the The Blades in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 13 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Preston N.E. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.