FootyMAD's Scunthorpe United match preview

Last updated : 31 August 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Scunthorpe United v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. travel to take on Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 2 of the 6 previous games, with the hosts winning just 1.

The last time the two teams met at Scunthorpe U. was amazingly over twenty years ago, in March 1984, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1983/1984Tue 27 MarScunthorpe U.1 - 1Sheff. Utd.LGE1
1983/1984Tue 20 MarScunthorpe U.2 - 3Sheff. Utd.ASSM
1983/1984Tue 01 NovSheff. Utd.5 - 3Scunthorpe U.LGE1
1981/1982Sat 20 FebScunthorpe U.2 - 1Sheff. Utd.LGE2
1981/1982Sat 26 SepSheff. Utd.1 - 0Scunthorpe U.LGE2
1960/1961Sat 25 FebScunthorpe U.1 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1960/1961Sat 08 OctSheff. Utd.2 - 0Scunthorpe U.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Scunthorpe United have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Iron, with 2 goals against.

In complete contrast to Scunthorpe U., Sheff. Utd. are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the The Blades have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Scunthorpe U.'s 4 points from 3 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Sheff. Utd. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 4 points from their 3 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Scunthorpe U.6213987
Sheff. Utd.631210810

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Iron, as the The Blades have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Scunthorpe U. 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Sheff. Utd. 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.