FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 27 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Sheffield United v Sunderland fixture

Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Sunderland at Bramall Lane on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blades are clearly on top, winning 54.41% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was less than a year ago, in October 2003, with Sunderland inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Blades in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Fri 09 AprSunderland3 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sun 07 MarSunderland1 - 0Sheff. Utd.FAC
2003/2004Sat 04 OctSheff. Utd.0-1SunderlandCHMP
2002/2003Tue 03 DecSheff. Utd.2 - 0SunderlandLC
1998/1999Sat 24 AprSunderland0 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1998/1999Sat 28 NovSheff. Utd.0 - 4SunderlandCHMP
1997/1998Sat 10 JanSunderland4 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Blades in those games, with 5 conceded.

Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Black Cats's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Sheff. Utd. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 12 points from their 10 matches. Sunderland's total of 17 points from their 10 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.62138127

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Sheff. Utd.'s indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Sunderland. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Sunderland Undefeated in last 3 away games.
6 games since last defeat.