FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

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Last updated : 19 January 2007
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History of the Reading v Sheffield United fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Sheffield United at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 10 wins out of 15 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in October 2005, with Reading running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 16 SepSheff. Utd.1 - 2ReadingPREM
2005/2006Tue 14 FebSheff. Utd.1 - 1ReadingCHMP
2005/2006Tue 25 OctReading2-0Sheff. Utd.LGEC
2005/2006Sat 01 OctReading2 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 02 AprReading0 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 14 AugSheff. Utd.0 - 1ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 28 FebReading2 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Reading 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 13 goals for the Royals, with 6 goals against.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Reading's 31 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Sheff. Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 24 points from 23 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Reading622214108
Sheff. Utd.61144114

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Sheff. Utd. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Royals in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Reading 10 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Sheff. Utd. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

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