FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 22 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Watford v Sheffield United fixture

Watford prepare to entertain Sheffield United at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 7 of the 15 previous games, with the Hornets winning just 4.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Vicarage Road Stadium was just last season, in March 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 13 NovSheff. Utd.1 - 1WatfordCHMP
2004/2005Tue 26 OctSheff. Utd.0 - 0WatfordLC
2003/2004Sat 13 MarWatford0-2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 13 DecSheff. Utd.2 - 2WatfordCHMP
2002/2003Sun 04 MayWatford2 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2002/2003Sat 28 SepSheff. Utd.1 - 2WatfordCHMP
2001/2002Sat 06 AprWatford0 - 3Sheff. Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Watford's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Hornets have scored 7, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Sheff. Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Watford find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 48 points from their 43 matches. Sheff. Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 66 from their 43 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.632110511

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Hornets at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Blades come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Watford Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Sheff. Utd. Undefeated in last 3 away games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.