FootyMAD's Southampton match preview

Last updated : 02 February 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Southampton at St. Marys on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 25 games played, The Blades have recorded 6 wins, and Southampton have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2008, as the Saints edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 21 OctSheff. Utd.0 - 0SouthamptonCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Southampton need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Saints have scored 5, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Sheff. Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the The Blades, and 8 goals against.

Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 28 points from their 30 games thus far. Sheff. Utd.'s total of 48 points from their 30 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.64119313

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 St. Marys with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Failed to win in previous 11 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Undefeated in last 10 away games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.