FootyMAD's West Bromwich Albion match preview

Last updated : 29 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Bromwich Albion v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. face a trip to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Blades will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in February 2008, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 29 AugSheff. Utd.2 - 2West Brom.CHMP
2007/2008Tue 12 FebWest Brom.0 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2007/2008Sat 25 AugSheff. Utd.1 - 0West Brom.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 21 FebSheff. Utd.1 - 2West Brom.CHMP
2003/2004Tue 14 OctWest Brom.0 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2001/2002Sat 16 MarSheff. Utd.0 - 3West Brom.CHMP
2001/2002Sat 08 DecWest Brom.0 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

West Bromwich Albion have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the The Baggies in those games, with 10 conceded.

The The Blades have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

West Brom. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 47 points from 26 games. Sheff. Utd.'s total of 41 points from their 26 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Brom.632113911
Sheff. Utd.64119513

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for The Blades could well see them head back from The Hawthorns with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
West Brom. 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Sheff. Utd. 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.