FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 13 April 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Sheffield United fixture

Cardiff City prepare to entertain Sheffield United at Ninian Park on Friday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 30 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 14 wins, and Sheff. Utd. have come away with 6 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ninian Park was just last season, in March 2005, the Bluebirds carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 29 OctSheff. Utd.0 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Sat 05 MarCardiff City1-0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 18 DecSheff. Utd.2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 27 MarCardiff City2 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 03 JanCardiff City0 - 1Sheff. Utd.FAC
2003/2004Sat 20 SepSheff. Utd.5 - 3Cardiff CityCHMP
1998/1999Wed 27 JanSheff. Utd.4 - 1Cardiff CityFAC

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Cardiff City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola Championship, picking up 59 points from their 42 games so far. Sheff. Utd. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola Championship, and have accumulated 82 points from the 42 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City62136107
Sheff. Utd.6222878

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the Bluebirds, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Not won in previous 3 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.