FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 16 September 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 16 previous games, with the Hornets winning just 4.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Vicarage Road Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 23 AprWatford0-0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 13 NovSheff. Utd.1 - 1WatfordCHMP
2004/2005Tue 26 OctSheff. Utd.0 - 0WatfordLGEC
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

Recent respective form guides

Watford have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Hornets in those games, with 7 conceded.

The Blades have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Blades's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Watford are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 17 points from 8 games. Sheff. Utd. are leading the way in the Coca Cola Championship, with their 8 games giving them a return of 21 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.660011318

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the Hornets. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Watford Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Sheff. Utd. 6 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 6 matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.