FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 19 March 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Sheffield United v Bradford City fixture

Bradford City face a trip to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bantams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 14 and win only 4 of the 27 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2003, with Sheff. Utd. running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 27 SepBradford City1 - 2Sheff. Utd.LD1
2002/2003Tue 29 AprSheff. Utd.3 - 0Bradford CityLD1
2002/2003Sat 23 NovBradford City0 - 5Sheff. Utd.LD1
2001/2002Wed 26 DecBradford City1 - 2Sheff. Utd.LD1
2001/2002Sat 08 SepSheff. Utd.2 - 2Bradford CityLD1
1998/1999Fri 19 FebSheff. Utd.2 - 2Bradford CityLD1
1998/1999Sat 12 SepBradford City2 - 2Sheff. Utd.LD1

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Blades's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Bradford City have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Bantams have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheff. Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 59 points from 36 games. Bradford City are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division One with a return of just 33 points from their 37 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.63127510
Bradford City63128710

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. 5 games since last home draw.
Bradford City 10 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.