Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Sheffield United welcome Reading to Bramall Lane for a second consecutive home match. The Blades are in a great spot with regards to moving into the top two places as they are only two points behind Norwich City after the midweek results. Reading are back among the winning ways and the club leapt out of the bottom three as a result. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Sheffield United were able to come up with a solid 1-0 win over Middlesbrough in a game that ended as a comfortable contest thanks to Daniel Ayala’s second yellow card. This was the fifth consecutive home win for the Blades.
Reading picked up their first victory in five matches after beating Blackburn 2-1 at home. It was not an impressive performance from the Royals, but they did just enough to score goals at the right time.
The reverse fixture witnessed the Blades picking up a 2-0 win at the Madejski Stadium. The Blades also secured a 2-1 victory when they last went up against Reading at Bramall Lane. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a success for Sheffield United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Sheffield United win at 1.45[/bet_tip_now]
Reading have been able to get a much-needed victory in the league but Sheffield United have an excellent record when it comes to matches against the Royals. The Blades are quite impressive when it comes to home matches. The team has been on a five-game winning sequence at home and this record goes against a Reading outfit that has only managed one away victory in 16 attempts this season. Our preview would pick a win for Sheffield United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Sheffield United win at 1.45[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield United vs Reading draw odds: 4.50
Reading win odds: 8.50
Correct Score odds
Sheffield United have been quite solid in recent weeks and it was reflective of the victory over Middlesbrough. The Royals remain defensively poor and the team managed a win over Blackburn largely due to the opposition’s failings. Chris Wilder’s team are quite effective going forward and our correct score prediction would good with a 2-0 win for United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Sheffield United 2-0 win at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The strength of Sheffield United has been in home matches and the team has been able to manage four consecutive clean sheets in the league at Bramall Lane. Derby County are the last team to score on this ground. Reading pit themselves against this record with an offence that has not been convincing this season. Reading have managed less than a goal per match in away matches and the expectation is not to expect goals from the away team. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Billy Sharp came in with a mediocre performance against Middlesbrough and the match also witnessed the striker failing to score for the first time in four matches. His run of six goals in his previous three matches was broken up by this match. However, our first goalscorer prediction is to expect a return to scoring ways for 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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