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:|
|2006/2007||Sat 20 Jan||Reading||3 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 16 Sep||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 2||Reading||PREM|
|2005/2006||Tue 14 Feb||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Tue 25 Oct||Reading||2 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||LGEC|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Oct||Reading||2 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 02 Apr||Reading||0 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 14 Aug||Sheff. Utd.||0 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
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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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
|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.