FM Preview: Sheffield United v Tranmere Rovers 17 Mar 2012

Footymad preview History of the Sheffield United v Tranmere Rovers fixture

Tranmere Rovers travel to take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 6 out of 9 times.

The last time the two teams met at Sheffield United was more than a decade ago, in August 2000, with Sheffield United running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Division One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 20 Aug Tranmere Rvs. 1 - 1 Sheff. Utd. League One
2000/2001 Mon 01 Jan Tranmere Rvs. 1 - 0 Sheff. Utd. League Division One
2000/2001 Sat 26 Aug Sheff. Utd. 2-0 Tranmere Rvs. League Division One
1999/2000 Sat 05 Feb Sheff. Utd. 3 - 1 Tranmere Rvs. League Division One
1999/2000 Mon 30 Aug Tranmere Rvs. 1 - 3 Sheff. Utd. League Division One
1998/1999 Sat 13 Mar Tranmere Rvs. 2 - 3 Sheff. Utd. League Division One
1998/1999 Sat 07 Nov Sheff. Utd. 2 - 2 Tranmere Rvs. League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the The Blades in those games, with 9 conceded.

The away form of Tranmere Rovers is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Rovers have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Sheffield United are holding the final promotion place in the npower League One, and have accumulated 69 points from the 36 games they have played so far.

Tranmere Rovers find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 41 points from their 36 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Sheffield United 6 2 1 3 9 9 7
Tranmere Rovers 6 2 2 2 6 5 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Rovers are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Sheffield United. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Sheffield United 14 games since last home draw.
Tranmere Rovers Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 11 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.

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