Reading face a trip to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 7 and win only 2 of the 13 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in October 2003, with Reading inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Blades in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 28 Feb||Reading||2 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||LD1|
|2003/2004||Fri 24 Oct||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 2||Reading||LD1|
|2002/2003||Tue 18 Feb||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 3||Reading||LD1|
|2002/2003||Sat 14 Dec||Reading||0 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||LD1|
|1997/1998||Sat 14 Mar||Sheff. Utd.||4 - 0||Reading||LD1|
|1997/1998||Fri 13 Feb||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 0||Reading||FAC|
|1997/1998||Tue 04 Nov||Reading||0 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||LD1|
Recent respective form guides
Sheffield United have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.
Reading's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Sheff. Utd. find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 2 points from their 2 matches. Reading's 3 points from 2 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Reading are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Sheff. Utd.. Away win
|Sheff. Utd.||Drawn last 2 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 4 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Reading||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.