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Reading FC vs Sheffield United Predictions & Betting Tips

  • Reading host Sheffield United in the Championship on Saturday 
  • We are backing Sheffield United to win at the Madejski Stadium
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Billy Sharp of Sheffield United controls the ball to score a goal during a pre-season friendly match (credit: Getty Images)

Reading vs Sheffield United predictions for Saturday’s Championship match at the Madejski Stadium. Both teams have won only one of their last five games. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

Reading vs Sheffield United prediction


Date: Saturday December 8 2018
Kick-off time: 5.30pm GMT
Venue: Madejski Stadium

Reading vs Sheffield United head-to-head record


Last 3 matches

February 27 2018: Reading 1-3 Sheffield United
October 21 2017: Sheffield United 2-1 Reading

January 26 2013 (FA Cup 4th round): Reading 4-0 Sheffield United

Total head-to-head league matches played: 38
Reading wins: 15
Sheffield United wins: 16
Draws: 7

Reading vs Sheffield United stats


  • Sheffield United have won six of their last seven league matches against Reading and drew the other
  • Those victories include four out of four at the Madejski Stadium since 2009
  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in six of the last seven meetings between these clubs

Reading vs Sheffield United betting tips


Both of these teams are struggling to win just now, but Sheffield United are fancied to claim a valuable three points at the Madejski Stadium in their Championship promotion push.

Each side has triumphed only once in their last five games, but the Blades are 15 places above their Saturday teatime hosts in the table and are generally a much more effective outfit.

In fairness to Reading, they do score goals at home – 13 in their latest six games on their own pitch. The problem is that they concede as well and could only manage 2-2 draws on the two most recent occasions against Ipswich and Stoke.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder during a pre-season friendly match (Getty Images)
It’s a similar story for Sheffield United on their travels. The Blades have bagged three goals on the road three times this season in wins at Bolton, Millwall and Brentford, but they conceded a last-gasp equaliser for a 2-2 stalemate at Rotherham recently.

Nevertheless, Chris Wilder’s side have won half of their away matches this term, scoring at least two goals each time to do so, and that should stand them in good stead for their trip to Berkshire.

This match looks to have ‘goals’ written all over it based on the clubs’ respective records this season and Sheffield United are expected to score the majority of them to ensure they stay within the play-off zone.

Reading vs Sheffield United best odds


  4/5 Sheffield United (BetFred)
14/5 Draw (Black Type)
19/5 Reading (BetFred)

Reading vs Sheffield United recommended bets


Sheffield United to win and over 1.5 goals in the match @ 11/10 with BetFred
Over 3.5 goals @ 2/1 with BetStars


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Reading FC vs Sheffield United Predictions & Betting Tips

Reading vs Sheffield United predictions for Saturday’s Championship match at the Madejski Stadium. Both teams have won only one of their last five games. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

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