Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 48 games played, The Blades have recorded 9 wins, and Preston N.E. have come away with 24 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2008, with Preston N.E. running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 25 Oct||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 0||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Mar||Preston N.E.||3 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2007/2008||Sat 20 Oct||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Fri 16 Dec||Preston N.E.||0 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 20 Aug||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 15 Mar||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Fri 20 Aug||Preston N.E.||0 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Preston North End have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the North End in those games, with 3 conceded.
Sheff. Utd.'s away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the The Blades, and 8 goals against.
Preston N.E.'s total of 47 points from their 29 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Sheff. Utd.'s total of 47 points from their 29 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The Blades's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Preston N.E., believes the FootyMad team. Away win
|Preston N.E.||18 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Sheff. Utd.||Undefeated in last 9 away games.|
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.