FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 22 March 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Sheffield United v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 27 and win only 11 of the 45 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2003, with Sheff. Utd. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners 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:
2003/2004Wed 28 JanDerby County2 - 0Sheff. Utd.LD1
2002/2003Sat 22 MarSheff. Utd.2 - 0Derby CountyLD1
2002/2003Wed 30 OctDerby County2 - 1Sheff. Utd.LD1
1995/1996Sat 02 DecDerby County4 - 2Sheff. Utd.LD1
1995/1996Sat 07 OctSheff. Utd.0 - 2Derby CountyLD1
1994/1995Sat 04 FebDerby County2 - 3Sheff. Utd.LD1
1994/1995Sat 12 NovSheff. Utd.2 - 1Derby CountyLD1

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, losing every single one of the last six matches played! Rams have conceded 14 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Sheff. Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 62 points from 37 games. Derby County are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division One with a return of just 41 points from their 37 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.63128510
Derby County63128710

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Blades, as the Rams have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. 6 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Derby County Lost each of the previous 6 away matches.
Not won in previous 14 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.