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Last updated : 13 February 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Reading fixture

Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Reading at Bramall Lane on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 14 games played, The Blades have recorded 7 wins, and Reading have come away with 3 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was just last season, in August 2004, with Reading inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the The Blades in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 25 OctReading2 - 0Sheff. Utd.LGEC
2005/2006Sat 01 OctReading2 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 02 AprReading0 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Royals's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 9 against.

Sheff. Utd. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola Championship, and have accumulated 70 points from the 33 games they have played so far. Reading are leading the way in the Coca Cola Championship, with their 33 games giving them a return of 82 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.6222788

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the The Blades. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. 8 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Reading Last drawn game 5 outings ago.