FM Preview: Reading v Sheffield United 25 Apr 2011

Last updated : 24 April 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Sheffield United fixture

Sheffield United face a trip to Reading at Madejski Stadium on Monday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Blades will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in August 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Tue 15 Feb Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Tue 26 Jan Sheff. Utd. 3 - 0 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Sat 22 Aug Reading 1-3 Sheff. Utd. Championship
2008/2009 Fri 10 Apr Reading 0 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Championship
2008/2009 Sat 15 Nov Sheff. Utd. 0 - 2 Reading Championship
2006/2007 Sat 20 Jan Reading 3 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Premiership
2006/2007 Sat 16 Sep Sheff. Utd. 1 - 2 Reading Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Reading are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Royals, with 6 goals against.

In complete contrast to Reading, Sheffield United are having a torrid time on their travels, losing every single one of the last six matches played! The Blades have conceded 14 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 73 points from 43 games.

Sheffield United find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 43 games have yielded only 38 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 5 1 0 13 5 16
Sheffield United 6 2 0 4 7 12 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The Blades are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Reading. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Sheffield United Lost each of the previous 7 away matches.
Not won in previous 12 away matches.
Last drawn game 13 outings ago.

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