FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 31 December 2004 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Wigan Athletic fixture

Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Wigan Athletic at Bramall Lane on Saturday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The majority of those games have been won by the Blades.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was just last season, in December 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 18 SepWigan Ath.4 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sun 28 DecSheff. Utd.1-1Wigan Ath.CHMP
2003/2004Tue 21 OctWigan Ath.1 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1991/1992Tue 08 OctSheff. Utd.1 - 0Wigan Ath.LC
1991/1992Tue 24 SepWigan Ath.2 - 2Sheff. Utd.LC
1988/1989Sat 04 MarWigan Ath.1 - 2Sheff. Utd.LGE1
1988/1989Sat 22 OctSheff. Utd.2 - 1Wigan Ath.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Blades in those games, with 5 conceded.

Wigan Ath. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Sheff. Utd.'s total of 45 points from their 26 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Wigan Ath. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 47 points from 26 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.642013814
Wigan Ath.62131067

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Blades's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Wigan Ath.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 10 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Wigan Ath. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.