FootyMAD's Southampton match preview

Last updated : 24 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Southampton fixture

Sheff. Utd. play host to Southampton at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 14 wins out of 21 previous matches.

The last time the two teams met at Sheff. Utd. was more than a decade ago, in March 1994, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Wed 28 DecSouthampton0 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 06 JanSouthampton1 - 0Sheff. Utd.FAC
1993/1994Sat 26 MarSheff. Utd.0-0SouthamptonPREM
1993/1994Sat 02 OctSouthampton3 - 3Sheff. Utd.PREM
1992/1993Sat 27 FebSouthampton3 - 2Sheff. Utd.PREM
1992/1993Sat 03 OctSheff. Utd.2 - 0SouthamptonPREM
1991/1992Sat 11 JanSouthampton2 - 4Sheff. Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While The Blades have scored 8, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Southampton's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Saints have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Sheff. Utd. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola Championship, and have accumulated 75 points from the 39 games they have played so far. Southampton are currently lying in 19th place in Coca Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 42 from their 38 matches played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the The Blades to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Southampton Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.