Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain Reading at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 15 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 less than a year ago, in February 2006, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|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|
|2004/2005||Sat 02 Apr||Reading||0 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 14 Aug||Sheff. Utd.||0 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 28 Feb||Reading||2 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Fri 24 Oct||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Sheffield United are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the The Blades in those games, with 4 conceded.
Reading have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Royals's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.
Sheff. Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 2 points from their 4 games thus far. Reading's 6 points from 4 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
The Blades go into their game against Reading in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win
|Sheff. Utd.||Drawn last 2 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Reading||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.