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History of the Sheffield United v Reading fixture

Reading pack their bags to visit Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 16 games played, Royals have recorded 4 wins, and Sheff. Utd. have come away with 7 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Bramall Lane was within the last three years, in September 2006, with Reading inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the The Blades in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 20 JanReading3 - 1Sheff. Utd.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, The The Blades have scored 9 and conceded 2 during this period.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Royals, and 2 goals against.

Sheff. Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 28 points from 16 games. Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 30 points from 16 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Royals, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 15 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Reading 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.