Reading entertain Sheffield United in Saturday’s late kick-off at the Madejski Stadium. The hosts have failed to win any of their previous four matches and this has dropped them within goal difference off the relegation places. Paul Clement has been relieved of his duties due to the poor form. Sheffield, meanwhile, have bagged only a solitary triumph in the same period but they are still holding onto the final playoff position. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Reading played their third stalemate in four matches after securing a 2-2 draw against Stoke City. The Royals appeared on course to suffer a second-straight defeat before Modou Barrow levelled the scores with a 94th-minute strike.
Sheffield, though, saw their three-match unbeaten run cease after they suffered a slender 1-0 defeat at the hands of Leeds United. Pablo Hernandez netted the winner for the Peacocks eight minutes from time.
The previous encounter between the teams was at the Madejski Stadium earlier in the year where Sheffield came up triumphs by a 3-1 scoreline. Our betting tips and predictions fancy a win for the away team.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”] Sheffield United win at 1.77[/bet_tip_now]
Reading are priced at 4.50 for a home win but we are not anticipating this outcome. The Royals are currently on a four-match run without a victory and they could face a tricky challenge versus Sheffield United against whom they have generally struggled in the league. The hosts have suffered six defeats from the previous seven meetings against Sheffield and their struggles may extend this weekend after just parting company with Paul Clement. Our preview predicts Sheffield to return to winning ways.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield United win at 1.77[/bet_tip_now]
Reading win odds: 4.50
Reading vs Sheffield United draw odds: 3.75
Correct Score odds
Reading have netted just two goals from the previous three matches but this statistic has been bettered by Sheffield, who have bagged five goals in the same period. Moreover, the visitors have accumulated twice the number of points (2) as Reading and we are backing them to outscore the hosts this weekend. Our correct score prediction fancies a Sheffield 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Sheffield United 2-1 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Reading have regularly been in among the goals when it comes to the home matches but they have equally conceded in front of their supporters. Thus, we are anticipating an open-sided encounter which was the case in the meetings last term where more than two goals were witnessed. Our total goals prediction is to go for more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Billy Sharp has been Sheffield’s leading scorer this term with 10 league goals but none of those have resulted from his previous five appearances. Nonetheless, we are fancying them to end his goalless streak this weekend with the regularity with which he has been leading the line. The veteran has also fared impressively with Reading with four goals from his previous nine meetings. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Billy Sharp.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Billy Sharp at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
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