FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Preston North End v Sheffield United fixture

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:
2008/2009Sat 25 OctSheff. Utd.1 - 0Preston N.E.CHMP
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Preston N.E.63129910
Sheff. Utd.650112415

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

Sequence statistics:
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.