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:|
|2008/2009||Fri 10 Apr||Reading||0-1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Sat 15 Nov||Sheff. Utd.||0 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|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|
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:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|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.