FootyMAD's Sheffield Wednesday match preview

Last updated : 17 February 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. pack their bags to visit Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 57 games played, The Blades have recorded 17 wins, and Sheff. Wed. have come away with 24 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Hillsborough was more than three years back, in September 2002, with Sheff. Wed. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 03 DecSheff. Utd.1 - 0Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2002/2003Fri 17 JanSheff. Utd.3 - 1Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2002/2003Sun 01 SepSheff. Wed.2 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2001/2002Tue 29 JanSheff. Utd.0 - 0Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2001/2002Sun 07 OctSheff. Wed.0 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2000/2001Sun 01 AprSheff. Wed.1 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 16 DecSheff. Utd.1 - 1Sheff. Wed.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield Wednesday have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The The Owls's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

The away form of Sheff. Utd. however, is much more impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. Just 6 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 2 have been let in at the wrong end.

Sheff. Wed. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 34 points from 34 matches. Sheff. Utd. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola Championship, and have accumulated 71 points from the 34 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Wed.6213487
Sheff. Utd.6231779

FootyMad's prediction ...

The Blades have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Hillsborough with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Wed. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Undefeated in last 6 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.