Blades vs Palace - Form Guide

Last updated : 19 December 2008 By Jamie Furniss
Last Six League Games:
Blades P6 W2 D2 L2 GF11 GA10 GD+1 Pts8
Palace P6 W5 D1 L0 GF13 GA5 GD+8 Pts16

Last Six Home/Away Games:
Blades P6 W2 D1 L3 GF6 GA8 GD-2 Pts7
Palace P6 W3 D1 L2 GF9 GA7 GD+2 Pts10

Neil Warnock returns to Bramall Lane as the favourite on Saturday, which may have a double meaning with the way Blackwell has come under flack recently! Palace are currently undefeated in their last 6 matches with an impressive 5 wins. Goals have come a plenty and 2 clean sheets kept along the way. On the road the form has also been good with having only failed to score in 1 of the last 6, but it has come at a cost, with Palace have only managed the one clean sheet. Palace are in form, full of confidence and out to cause an upset.

The Blades however are all over the place. The team is lacking any kind of consistency in both performances and results. Although they've picked up 4 points in the last 2 games it came off the back of 3 appalling performances. Worrying still is the number of chances being created as the Blades barely mustered enough in their last 2 matches to be counted on one hand. Goals have become hard to come by and so have clean sheets which still begs the question, where's Ehiogu?

Fortress Bramall Lane is no longer the case with 3 back to back defeats against teams deservedly above them in the league. The number of goals conceded has outweighed the number of goals scored in the last 6 games with the Blades only managing the 1 clean sheet. The Blades are likely to suffer a fourth successive home defeat if they continue to play the way they have been, and yet another public humiliation live on SKY. Rumour has it that Blackwell might change back to the effective 4-3-3 formation which is his best chance of taking maximum points on Saturday.

Prediction - Away Win (4-4-2)
Home Win (4-3-3)

*Thanks to Philip Yates for the Form Guides.