Sheffield United vs Reading Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

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Sheffield United vs Reading Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features 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. Sheffield United made it three victories from their last four with a 1-0 victory at home to Ipswich. A Chris Basham goal proved the difference between the two sides in a tightly fought games that was low on chances. Reading put to an end a poor run of form with a 1-0 victory at Elland Road in their previous game. Mo Barrow got the 84th minute goal in a game that they were a little lucky to come away with all three points. Their last meeting at Bramall Lane came in February 2011 in a game that ended in a 1-1 draw. The last time the two met was in the FA Cup and the Royals won that won by a comfortable 4-0 scoreline.

Betting Tips and Predictions

I like the look of the Blades here as they have won five of their six at their own ground while the Royals have lost three of their six on the road. The defeat of Leeds last time out somewhat flattered Reading and Sheffield United look the value call here. Around 63% of the goals the home side have scored have come in the first-half and with the time of their first goal minutes set at 49:00 I think it is worth backing that they can do so. 

Sheff U to win the game

Sheff U to score before 49:00

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

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

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

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

27-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

04-08-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-08-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 5 - 6

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

18-08-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

25-08-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

01-09-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

19-09-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Reading Form Guide

Reading Team Logo

Reading

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L H

03-08-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

18-08-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-08-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

25-08-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

29-08-2018

EFL Cup

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

01-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

15-09-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

19-09-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Sheffield United Preview

It has been a great start to life in the Championship for the Blades who have 24 points from their opening 12 fixtures and sit in third. Just two of their next eight games come against sides currently in the top-half. At Bramall Lane, they have been strong with five victories and just one defeat which came against Norwich. They have the best home defence having conceded on just two occasions and have kept clean sheets in four of six in front of their own fans. Defence has been a strong suit this season with only Preston having conceded a lower amount than the ten they have shipped. United are strong starters and have scored around 62% of their goals in the first-half with around 38% in the opening 30 minutes.

Sheffield United Team News

Richard Stearman (hamstring), George Baldock (calf) and Kieron Freeman (knee) are all doubts while Caolan Lavery (head) is out for a few weeks.

Reading Preview

The Royals picked up a much needed three points last time out to put to an end a run of five without a victory and two successive defeats. They have moved up to 20th though each of their next five are against sides in the top 14. Away from the Madejski Stadium, results have been mixed with two victories, a draw and two defeats from their last five. The Berkshire side are struggling for goals having netted just five times on their travels. Goals have been a struggle this season with just ten netted from 11 matches though the defence has been strong with just 12 conceded. This makes Reading a team to back in the under 2.5 goals market with eight of their games having done so far and an average of just 2.0 goals per fixture.

Reading Team News

Callum Harriott (hamstring) and Yann Kermorgant (hip) are closing in on returns while Tennai Watson (knock) is a doubt as are Paul McShane (hamstring) and George Evans (thigh). Jordan Obita (cruciate) is unlikely to play again this season.

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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 vs Reading Sidelined Players

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