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 10 out of 15 times.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2005, with Reading running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 16 Sep||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 2||Reading||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Reading are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Royals, with 6 goals against.
Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.
Reading's 31 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Sheff. Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 24 points from 23 matches.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Royals. Home win
|Reading||10 games since last home draw.|
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Sheff. Utd.||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.