FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 23 September 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams 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 less than a year ago, in April 2005, with Derby County inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Blades in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Fri 15 AprSheff. Utd.0 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2004/2005Sat 20 NovDerby County0 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Tue 23 MarSheff. Utd.1 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Wed 28 JanDerby County2 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2002/2003Sat 22 MarSheff. Utd.2 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2002/2003Wed 30 OctDerby County2 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1995/1996Sat 02 DecDerby County4 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Blades, with 4 goals against.

Derby County have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Rams have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheff. Utd. are leading the way in the Coca Cola Championship, with their 9 games giving them a return of 24 points. Derby County's 12 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.651011416
Derby County6042794

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rams are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Sheff. Utd.. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Won 5 successive home games.
10 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Derby County Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.