FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 29 August 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bluebirds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 19 and win only 8 of the 33 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in October 2007, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3 - 3 draw in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 22 DecCardiff City1 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2007/2008Tue 02 OctSheff. Utd.3 - 3Cardiff CityCHMP
2005/2006Fri 14 AprCardiff City0 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, The Blades have rattled up an impressive 15 goals, and conceded 4.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Bluebirds have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheff. Utd.'s total of 6 points from their 3 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Cardiff City's 5 points from 3 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.640213712
Cardiff City63219711

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Cardiff City 6 games since last defeat.