FM Preview: Chesterfield v Sheffield United 26 Nov 2011

Footymad preview History of the Chesterfield v Sheffield United fixture

Chesterfield play host to Sheffield United at Recreation Ground at lunchtime on Saturday, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 7 wins out of 10 previous matches.

The last time the two teams met at Chesterfield was amazingly over twenty years ago, in March 1989, the Spireites carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Third Division match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2007/2008 Tue 14 Aug Sheff. Utd. 3 - 1 Chesterfield League Cup
1988/1989 Sat 25 Mar Chesterfield 2-1 Sheff. Utd. Third Division
1988/1989 Mon 02 Jan Sheff. Utd. 1 - 3 Chesterfield Third Division
1982/1983 Sat 02 Apr Sheff. Utd. 3 - 1 Chesterfield Third Division
1982/1983 Tue 28 Dec Chesterfield 3 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Third Division
1980/1981 Tue 16 Dec Chesterfield 1 - 0 Sheff. Utd. F.A. Cup
1980/1981 Sat 13 Dec Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Chesterfield F.A. Cup

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Chesterfield's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Spireites have scored 10, a worringly large 15 have been leaked at the other end.

Sheffield United's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The The Blades's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Chesterfield find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 18 games have yielded only 13 points.

Sheffield United's total of 32 points from their 18 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League One.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Chesterfield 6 1 2 3 11 16 5
Sheffield United 6 3 2 1 12 8 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Spireites at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the The Blades come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Chesterfield Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sheffield United Not won in previous 2 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.

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