FM Preview: Brentford v Sheffield United 10 Mar 2012

Last updated : 09 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Brentford v Sheffield United fixture

Brentford play host to Sheffield United at Griffin Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 12 games played, Bees have recorded 6 wins, and Sheffield United have come away with 4 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Brentford was amazingly over twenty years ago, in September 1988, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-4 winners in a Third Division match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 13 Aug Sheff. Utd. 2 - 0 Brentford League One
1988/1989 Sat 22 Apr Sheff. Utd. 2 - 2 Brentford Third Division
1988/1989 Sat 24 Sep Brentford 1-4 Sheff. Utd. Third Division
1983/1984 Sat 25 Feb Brentford 1 - 3 Sheff. Utd. Third Division
1983/1984 Sat 22 Oct Sheff. Utd. 0 - 0 Brentford Third Division
1982/1983 Sat 30 Apr Brentford 2 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Third Division
1982/1983 Sat 27 Nov Sheff. Utd. 1 - 2 Brentford Third Division

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Recent respective form guides

Brentford are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Bees, with 6 goals against.

Sheffield United have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Brentford's 47 points from 33 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

Sheffield United are holding the final promotion place in the npower League One, and have accumulated 65 points from the 34 games they have played so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Brentford 6 3 1 2 13 6 10
Sheffield United 6 3 0 3 9 9 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the Bees, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Brentford Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Sheffield United Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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