FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 13 August 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Sheffield United v Reading fixture

Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Reading at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blades are clearly on top, having won 7 and lost only 2 of the 13 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was less than a year ago, in October 2003, with Reading inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Blades in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 28 FebReading2 - 1Sheff. Utd.LD1
2003/2004Fri 24 OctSheff. Utd.1-2ReadingLD1
2002/2003Tue 18 FebSheff. Utd.1 - 3ReadingLD1
2002/2003Sat 14 DecReading0 - 2Sheff. Utd.LD1
1997/1998Sat 14 MarSheff. Utd.4 - 0ReadingLD1
1997/1998Fri 13 FebSheff. Utd.1 - 0ReadingFAC
1997/1998Tue 04 NovReading0 - 1Sheff. Utd.LD1

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

Reading's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Sheff. Utd. find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 2 points from their 2 matches. Reading's 3 points from 2 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.6141667

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Bramall Lane for the Blades and the Madmen are unable to see past Reading claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 4 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Reading Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.