FM Preview: Exeter City v Sheffield Wednesday 18 Dec 2010

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History of the Exeter City v Sheffield Wednesday fixture

Sheff. Wed. travel to take on Exeter City at St James' Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Most of the previous meetings have ended up in defeat for the The Owls.

The last time the two teams met at Exeter City was way back in the black-and-white days of April 1980, the Grecians carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1979/1980Sat 26 AprExeter City1 - 0Sheff. Wed.LGE1
1979/1980Sat 08 DecSheff. Wed.0 - 1Exeter CityLGE1
1978/1979Sat 24 MarExeter City2 - 2Sheff. Wed.LGE1
1978/1979Tue 24 OctSheff. Wed.2 - 1Exeter CityLGE1
1977/1978Tue 17 JanSheff. Wed.2 - 1Exeter CityLGE1
1977/1978Wed 12 OctExeter City2 - 1Sheff. Wed.LGE1
1968/1969Wed 04 SepExeter City3 - 1Sheff. Wed.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Exeter City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Grecians in those games, with 8 conceded.

Sheff. Wed. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the The Owls, and 7 goals against.

Exeter City see themselves just below half way in the Npower League One, showing a record of 26 points from their 19 games played so far, Sheff. Wed. are holding the final promotion place in the Npower League One, and have accumulated 33 points from the 20 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Exeter City632111911
Sheff. Wed.6402181012

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheff. Wed. are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Exeter City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Exeter City 5 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Sheff. Wed. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.