Reading vs Sheffield United
English League Championship
Date: Tuesday, 27th February 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).
It has been a forgettable 2017/18 season for Jaap Staam after taking Reading to the play-off finals last season. In the u-turn of fortunes, Reading are currently engaged in a battle to stay up in the Championship for another season. Sitting at 18th in the table, the team is above bottom three teams by 4 points. Home results will play an important role in this fight and it will be interesting to see if they can rise from the horrendous run of form.
Reading held Derby to a 3-3 draw on the weekend, which extended their win-less streak to four games. Moreover, the team won just once in the last 13 games and the morale is at the rock bottom.
Sheffield United are also in a bad run of form and this came after bossing the play-off zone in the first half of the season. The team has dramatically fallen to 8th in the table, yet could climb back inside top six with a win on Tuesday.
The Blades lost 1-0 away to Hull City on the weekend, a team sitting 2 placed below Reading. On the whole, the away form has been poor for Chris Wilder’s team. Their last 7 road games saw 1 win, 2 draws and 4 losses.
Reading vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head
Sheffield United won 2-1 when the teams met earlier this season, their first Championship meeting with Reading in 7 years.
Interestingly, Sheffield United are unbeaten in the last 6 Championship fixtures against Reading and there were 5 wins recorded in the process.
Also, the Blades were victorious in their last three visits to the Madejski Stadium.
Reading vs Sheffield United: Prediction
It is hard to find any positives from the way Reading are playing at the moment. In a nutshell, the team is in shambles with majority of their first team players out injured.
Therefore, Sheffield United could come good here. They got better of Royals in recent head-to-head meetings. So, an away win is the most probable result on Tuesday.
Reading vs Sheffield United: Bet Tips
Sheffield United to win at 2.50 odds.
Over 2.5 goals at 2.15 odds.