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Reading v Sheffield United Prediction & Betting Tips, 8th December 2018

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Reading v Sheffield United Championship Preview, 8th December 5.30pm

There is good action from Reading on Saturday night in the Championship. The Royals badly need some points to start clawing their way away from the drop zone. But a visit from Sheffield United is not going to be an easy fixture for them. The Blades continue to hold their ground inside the top six and will be looking to secure maximum points against a struggling side. Read our Reading v Sheffield United betting tips for more.

Reading v Sheffield United Betting Odds*

Sheffield United 4/5
Draw 13/5
Reading 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 5th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)

Reading News and Form

The Royals scrapped to a point at home against Stoke last weekend in a 2-2 draw. They are still struggling at the wrong end of the table, starting the weekend clear of the drop zone by goal difference only. Their strength has been scoring as they are the top scoring side of the current bottom seven in the league. They are winless in four in the Championship with a D3 L1 record. Their home form has not been bad lately having gone W2 D2 there in their last four. They have played out back to back 2-2 home draws. They have tallied 16 home goals, conceding 15 this season.

80% of their home goals this term have gone over 2.5 goals so this is trending towards a high scoring game. Each of their last four home games have gone over the goal line. The Royals have come up with only the one home clean sheet all season and both teams have scored in 70% of Reading’s home games. Reading have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last five on home soil and they have conceded at least two in each of their last three home fixtures. They are on a four-match scoring streak at home and they have opened the scoring in five of their home games this term.

Reading v Sheffield United Head to Head

The Blades won 2-1 at home against Reading last season
The Blades are on a three-match winning streak against the Royals in the league
Reading are winless in seven league matches against Sheffield United
Both teams have scored in five of the last six league meetings
There have been over 2.5 goals in five of the last six league clashes

Sheffield United News and Form

The Blades lost 1-0 at home against Leeds in a top tussle last weekend, which were important home points dropped. That loss against Leeds leaves the Blades at W2 D2 L2 this season in their last six. Away from Bramall Lane in the league Sheffield United are W5 D1 L4 and in that sequence of games on their travels they have come up with 16 goals, conceding 14. In their last four away games, they have produced a W1 D1 L2 record so just have been struggling with form a little bit. 70% of their away games have produced at least three goals.

Sheffield United have come up with the first goal in four of their ten away games in the Championship. They have banked a clean sheet in 20 of their road games. They have only been trailing at the half time break in one road fixture this season (W4 D5). They have conceded at least one goal in each of their last four league games. They have conceded at least two goal in their last two away games. Just three teams in the Championship have a better away record than the Blades have this season though. They head into the weekend just hanging onto a top six place by goal difference only.

Reading v Sheffield United Tips & Odds

Over 2.5 goals at 4/5
Sheffield United to win & both teams to score at 5/2
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 8:22 pm)

Who will win – Reading v Sheffield United Predictions

The away win is our Reading v Sheffield United prediction for Saturday night. The Royals have been doing better lately and they are scoring. But still their defence is pretty vulnerable and the Blades can take full advantage of that. Away win and both teams to score.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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