FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 25 December 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Coventry City v Sheffield United fixture

Coventry City prepare to entertain Sheffield United at Highfield Road Stadium on Friday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 19 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 8 wins, and Sheff. Utd. have come away with 4 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Highfield Road Stadium was just last season, in August 2002, the Sky Blues carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 30 AugSheff. Utd.2 - 1Coventry CityLD1
2002/2003Sat 28 DecSheff. Utd.0 - 0Coventry CityLD1
2002/2003Sat 10 AugCoventry City2-1Sheff. Utd.LD1
2001/2002Wed 06 MarCoventry City1 - 0Sheff. Utd.LD1
2001/2002Sat 15 SepSheff. Utd.0 - 1Coventry CityLD1
1997/1998Tue 17 MarSheff. Utd.1 - 1Coventry CityFAC
1997/1998Sat 07 MarCoventry City1 - 1Sheff. Utd.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Coventry City losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Sky Blues's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Blades have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Coventry City's 32 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Sheff. Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 41 points from 23 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Coventry City6231669
Sheff. Utd.63129810

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Coventry City's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Sheff. Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Coventry CityUnbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Sheff. Utd.Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.