FM Preview: Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday 08 Jan 2011

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History of the Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday fixture

Sheff. Wed. travel to take on Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Half the previous contests have ended with a drawn game, but unfortunately the other half have ended in a defeat for the The Owls.

The last time the two teams met at Bournemouth was back in January 2005, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 23 OctSheff. Wed.1 - 1BournemouthLGE1
2004/2005Sat 15 JanBournemouth1 - 1Sheff. Wed.LGE1
2004/2005Sat 18 SepSheff. Wed.0 - 1BournemouthLGE1
2003/2004Wed 17 MarSheff. Wed.0 - 2BournemouthLGE1
2003/2004Tue 16 SepBournemouth1 - 0Sheff. Wed.LGE1
1987/1988Tue 10 NovSheff. Wed.2 - 0BournemouthFLLM
1973/1974Mon 29 OctSheff. Wed.2 - 1BournemouthLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Bournemouth are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Cherries, with 7 goals against.

Sheff. Wed. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The The Owls's have scored 12 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 14.

Bournemouth are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 36 points from 22 games. Sheff. Wed.'s total of 33 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower League One.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bournemouth6303889
Sheff. Wed.620412156

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Cherries, as the The Owls have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Bournemouth 11 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Sheff. Wed. Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.