FootyMAD's Walsall match preview

Last updated : 23 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Walsall v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Walsall at Bescot Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 3 of the 8 previous games, with the hosts winning just 2.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2002, with Sheff. Utd. inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Saddlers in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 09 DecSheff. Utd.2 - 0WalsallLD1
2002/2003Sat 15 FebSheff. Utd.2 - 0WalsallFAC
2002/2003Thu 26 DecWalsall0 - 1Sheff. Utd.LD1
2002/2003Sat 17 AugSheff. Utd.1 - 1WalsallLD1
2001/2002Sat 13 AprSheff. Utd.0 - 1WalsallLD1
2001/2002Sat 24 NovWalsall1 - 2Sheff. Utd.LD1
1999/2000Sat 15 JanWalsall2 - 1Sheff. Utd.LD1

Recent respective form guides

Walsall's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Saddlers have scored 4, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Sheff. Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Blades have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Walsall are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 48 points from 43 matches. Sheff. Utd.'s 66 points from 43 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.61145104

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Sheff. Utd. on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Walsall. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Walsall Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.