FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 21 August 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Sheffield United fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Sheffield United at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Royals are clearly on top, winning 64.71% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2009, with Sheff. Utd. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Royals in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Fri 10 AprReading0-1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2008/2009Sat 15 NovSheff. Utd.0 - 2ReadingCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Reading's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Sheff. Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. Just 5 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 2 have been let in at the wrong end.

Reading are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 2 from their 3 matches played. Sheff. Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 5 from their 3 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.6222548

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Royals at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the The Blades come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.