Reading vs Sheffield United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: Madejski Stadium

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Reading vs Sheffield United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (20:00) fixtures two sides in opposite halves of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Reading were involved in an entertaining game at the Madejski where they drew 3-3 with Derby County. The Royals netted through Liam Kelley, Mo Barrow and Jon Dadhi Bodhvarsson to secure a point that was the least their performance deserved, Sheffield United were in action on Friday night and they went down 1-0 at the KC Stadium to Hull. The Blades manager Chris Wilder had few complaints about the result in a game that saw his side struggled to create anything. The reverse fixture came in October from Bramall Lane and it was United who came out on top that day 2-1. Paul Coutts and Billy Sharp netted for the hosts while Roy Beerens grabbed a late consolation for the visitors.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Sheffield United might be a popular bet for those who look just at the league table and see the gap in positions between these sides. A word of caution though they have won just one of their last seven on the road so I would not want to be siding with them. Four of the last five Reading have played have seen both teams find the back of the net and I think this looks worth a little interest here. Three of the last four the Blades have played in the league and four of the last six in all competitions for the Royals have gone over 2.5 goals and at the prices on offer that also looks a value call.

YES both teams to score in this match

Over 2.5 goals in this game

Reading saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield United

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Reading

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Reading Form Guide

Reading Team Logo

Reading

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L A

13-03-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

17-03-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

14-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

06-05-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
W H

13-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

17-03-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

30-03-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

02-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

14-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

28-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

Reading Preview

The Royals are now without a victory in their last four though they have drawn each of their last two. They sit in 18th place four points and four places above Birmingham who sit in 22nd place. At the Madejski Stadium, they are without a victory in their last six league games losing four of the last five. Their three goals against Derby last time out put to an end a run of three without netting in front of their own fans. Four of the last five Reading matches in the Championship have seen both teams find the back of the net. They have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last six and in 13 of their last 14.

Reading Team News

Yann Kermorgant, Tommy Elphick (both calf), Callum Harriott, Axel Andresson and Paul McShane (all hamstring), Joe Mendez and Stephen Quinn (both knee) are doubts. Jordan Obita is out for the remainder of the season with a cruciate ligament problem. Chris Martin can return after being ineligible to play against his parent club Derby.

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades saw their two-game winning run come to an end to make it three defeats from their last five in the league. They sit in eighth place and are two points behind Bristol City in sixth with a fixture in hand. Away from Bramall Lane, they have won just one of their last seven league matches losing four of these. They have failed to fire in each of their last two on the road and on five occasions this season. Each of their last three meetings with Reading and five of their last six have gone over 2.5 goals. Around 40% of the goals Sheffield United have scored in the league this season have come in the 15 minutes prior to the interval and the end of the game.

Sheffield United Team News

Ricky Holmes and David Brooks (both back) and James Wilson (ankle) are doubts while Paul Coutts (broken leg) is out for the season.

Reading Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Reading vs Sheffield United Sidelined Players

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