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Sheffield United v Reading Prediction & Betting Tips, 16th February 2019

14th February 2019 / lee
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Sheffield United will be hoping to drive home a big three points for themselves in their promotion push on Saturday. They entertain the relegation-threatened Royals at Bramall Lane, who have big concerns at the wrong end of the table. Read our Sheffield United v Reading betting tips for more.

Sheffield United v Reading Betting Odds*

Sheffield United 9/20
Draw 10/3
Reading 6/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)

Sheffield United News and Form

The Blades did themselves a tremendous favour in their promotion push with a 1-0 home win over Middlesbrough in midweek. That moved them onto a four-match undefeated streak of form in the division, and they have lost only one of their last nine played. Sheffield United have won six of their last nine league games and they are running in some red-hot form on home soil. United are on a six-match winning streak now at Bramall Lane after their success over Middlesbrough.

Each of United’s last four home wins have been with a clean sheet as well. They have conceded just 13 goals in their 16 home fixtures in the Championship. Sheffield United’s overall home form this season reads W10 D3 L3. They have won all three of their home games played this season against sides currently 18th lower in the table. In total, Sheffield United have earned a clean sheet in 44% of their home fixtures. The Blades have scored 63% of home goals in the second period of fixtures. There are currently on a six-match scoring streak at Bramall Lane in the league.

Sheffield United v Reading Head to Head

Sheffield United were 2-0 winners at Reading in December
The Blades are on a three-match winning streak over the Royals
Reading have won none of their last eight league games against the Blades
United have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven league fixtures against the Royals

Reading News and Form

The Royals took a 2-1 home victory over Blackburn in midweek, snapping a three-match sequence of drawn games that they were on. So they now are unbeaten in four and have lost just one of their last six in the Championship. The Royals have only managed one away league victory all season (D8 L7) and that way success happened all the way back in mid-September at Preston. It means they are without a win in 12 league away games.

They have had their problems in front of goal as they have returned only the 13 goals from their 16 away games. Only 38% of their away fixtures have ended over 2.5 goals. In their last five away games, Reading have returned just two goals in total. That was a big three points that Reading collected against Blackburn as it lifted them out of the relegation zone at the expense of Rotherham. Can they build on it? Reading have been at 0-0 at halftime in exactly half of their away games.

Sheffield United v Reading Tips & Odds

Sheffield United to win to nil at 11/8
Under 2.5 goals at even money
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)

Who will win – Sheffield United v Reading Predictions

Reading look short of goals and that should give the Blades a pretty decent shot at three points and we’ll predict that they get it with a clean sheet as well.

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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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