FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 01 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Reading at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 8 out of 12 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2004, the Royals carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 14 AugSheff. Utd.0 - 1ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 28 FebReading2 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Fri 24 OctSheff. Utd.1 - 2ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Tue 18 FebSheff. Utd.1 - 3ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Sat 14 DecReading0 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1997/1998Sat 14 MarSheff. Utd.4 - 0ReadingCHMP
1997/1998Fri 13 FebSheff. Utd.1 - 0ReadingFAC

Recent respective form guides

Reading have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Sheff. Utd. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Blades have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Reading's total of 60 points from their 39 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Sheff. Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 58 from their 38 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.6222758

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Royals, as the Blades have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Sheff. Utd. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.