FootyMAD's Swansea City match preview

Last updated : 12 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Swansea City v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. travel to take on Swansea City at Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 8 of the 17 previous games, with the hosts winning just 7.

The last time the two teams met at Swansea City was well over fifteen years ago, back in December 1988, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 06 JanSheff. Utd.0 - 3Swansea CityFAC
1988/1989Sat 06 MaySheff. Utd.5 - 1Swansea CityLGE1
1988/1989Sat 03 DecSwansea City2 - 2Sheff. Utd.LGE1
1963/1964Tue 28 JanSwansea Tn.4 - 0Sheff. Utd.FAC
1963/1964Sat 25 JanSheff. Utd.1 - 1Swansea Tn.FAC
1960/1961Sat 04 FebSwansea Tn.3 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1960/1961Sat 17 SepSheff. Utd.3 - 0Swansea Tn.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Swansea City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Swans in those games, with 9 conceded.

The away form of Sheff. Utd. however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the The Blades, and 8 goals against.

Swansea City's 31 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Sheff. Utd.'s total of 35 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Swansea City614110107
Sheff. Utd.621310117

FootyMad's prediction ...

The Blades's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Swansea City, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Swansea City Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 4 games.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Undefeated in last 5 away games.