Reading vs Sheffield United Prediction & Match Preview

Reading vs Sheffield United
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: City Ground.

Sheffield United finished in the top half of the Premier League 2019/20 season. They have had a significant fall from grace as they were relegated after they finished rock bottom in the top flight last season, they are now just 5 points clear of the relegation zone in the Championship.

Reading on the other hand who have had a slump of their own after finishing just outside the playoffs spot in 7th place last season are sitting just outside the relegation zone by just a couple of points after they were deducted points after breaching EFL rules. Read our Preview, Predictions, and Betting Tips with Analysis here

Reading vs Sheffield United Head-to-head

  • The Royals have failed to get the better of this opponent in their previous 5 meetings.
  • 3 or more goals were scored in 6 of the preceding 7 h2h games.
  • Both teams have got on the scoresheet in 3 of their last 5 encounters.
  • The visitors have taken all 3 points in their last 5 league games at this venue.

Reading vs Sheffield United Prediction and Analysis

Reading in their most recent game, came back from a goal deficit to manage a 1-1- draw against Nottingham Forest at home. The result puts them 17th in the table with 17 points to their tally from 7 wins and 2 draws as they were deducted 6 points.

The Blades on the other hand despite getting a few convincing wins under their belts this season have not looked the part despite playing in a lower division this season. Losing 8 of their 18 league matches this season they are 17th in the league with 20 points.

The hosts have avoided a loss in 2 of their last 7 league games, while the visitors have won just twice in their league games while travelling. Considering the run of games Reading are unlikely to lose at home.

John Swift who is the 6th highest goal scorer in the league has carried his team scoring 35% of the goals. His goal record is impressive considering the team’s position, expect him to get on the scoresheet at least once. Also, watch out for Andy Carroll who is expected to make his first start for his new team.

Reading vs Sheffield United Betting Tips

  • Reading or draw @ 1.72.
  • John Swift to score anytime @ 4.00.