FM Preview: Sheffield United v Swansea City 18 Dec 2010

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History of the Sheffield United v Swansea City fixture

Swansea City face a trip to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Swans will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 10 and win only 2 of the 19 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2010, with Sheff. Utd. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 24 AprSheff. Utd.2 - 0Swansea CityCHMP
2009/2010Sat 26 SepSwansea City2 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2008/2009Sat 25 AprSheff. Utd.1 - 0Swansea CityCHMP
2008/2009Sat 13 DecSwansea City1 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2006/2007Sat 06 JanSheff. Utd.0 - 3Swansea CityFAC
1988/1989Sat 06 MaySheff. Utd.5 - 1Swansea CityLGE1
1988/1989Sat 03 DecSwansea City2 - 2Sheff. Utd.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The The Blades's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

The away form of Swansea City however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Swans, and 4 goals against.

Sheff. Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 22 points from 20 matches. Swansea City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 37 points from 21 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.62137107
Swansea City6222768

FootyMad's prediction ...

Swansea City are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Sheff. Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Swansea City Undefeated in last 4 away games.