FootyMAD's Sheffield Wednesday match preview

Last updated : 18 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 59 games played, The Blades have recorded 18 wins, and Sheff. Wed. have come away with 25 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in February 2006, with Sheff. Utd. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the The Owls in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 18 FebSheff. Wed.1 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield Wednesday are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the The Owls in those games, with 5 conceded.

The The Blades have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. Just 5 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 28 points from 26 matches. Sheff. Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 35 points from their 27 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Wed.6123575
Sheff. Utd.6222448

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheff. Utd. are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Sheff. Wed.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Wed. 18 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. 4 games since last defeat.