FootyMAD's Southampton match preview

Last updated : 20 October 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Southampton fixture

Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Southampton at Bramall Lane on Tuesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 15 wins out of 23 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was just last season, in September 2007, with Southampton inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the The Blades in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sun 04 MaySouthampton3 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2007/2008Sat 29 SepSheff. Utd.1-2SouthamptonCHMP
2005/2006Sat 25 MarSheff. Utd.3 - 0SouthamptonCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the The Blades, with 3 goals against.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Saints have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheff. Utd.'s total of 17 points from their 11 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Southampton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 11 points from 11 matches.

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

Sheff. Utd. may be coming up against a decent side in Southampton, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the The Blades. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 12 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Southampton 8 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.