Reading vs Sheffield Utd Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 07/03/2023


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Reading - Sheff Utd

England Championship - Select Car Leasing Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Here we bring you Championship predictions for Reading vs Sheffield Utd with the game due to take place on March 7th.

Reading vs Sheffield Utd prediction and top betting tips

Sheffield United have looked nailed on for promotion for quite a long time this season but that is starting to look less certain as the weeks go on. They lost at the weekend as their hosts were hit for five by the same Middlesbrough side that are looking to leapfrog them into the top two. Can the Blades follow Boro's suit and put Reading to the sword here? Find out with our Reading vs Sheffield Utd match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Reading vs Sheffield Utd Prediction 1: Sheffield United to win

We kick off our predictions with a Sheffield United to win tip but, we'll be honest, that is a result that will buck the form trend. Reading are unbeaten at home in seven games whilst Sheffield United have not won away in four games. Why then do we fancy Sheffield United to win? Well, firstly, they are far more desperate for the points than their midtable hosts, which is something that shouldn't be ignored. Secondly, the Blades have a good record at Reading's stadium having won on each of their last three league visits there.

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Reading vs Sheffield Utd Prediction 2: Both teams will score

The second of our football betting tips for this game comes from the both teams to score market and we're backing ‘yes'. We've already touched on the fact that Reading have been in good form at home and, as part of that, they've found the net in each of their last nine games in front of their home fans. As for Sheffield United, they've scored in eight of their last 10 games so have a pretty tidy record of hitting the net too.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Reading vs Sheffield Utd

Head to Head

28/01/23

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

0

0

30/08/22

England Championship CHA

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Reading

Reading

4

0

15/04/22

England Championship CHA

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Reading

Reading

1

2

23/11/21

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

0

1

03/03/20

England FA Cup FA Cup

Reading

Reading

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

2

Last Five - Reading

20/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

17/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Reading

Reading

4

1

L

13/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town

Reading

Reading

1

1

D

10/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Charlton

Charlton

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

06/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Stevenage

Stevenage

Reading

Reading

0

1

W

Last Five - Sheff Utd

18/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Brighton

Brighton

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

5

0

L

10/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Luton

Luton

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

1

3

W

03/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

5

0

L

30/01/24

England Premier League EPL

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

3

2

L

27/01/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Brighton

Brighton

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

5

2

L

So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the Reading vs Sheffield Utd odds translate into probability ahead of this game? Let's find out.

Reading odds: 3/1 (4.00) – 25%

Draw odds: 11/4 (3.75) – 27%

Sheffield Utd odds: 8/9 (1.89) – 53%

The odds attached to this game are a little surprising in some ways. Sheffield United are odds on favourites to win, which we've predicted they will do, but a 3/1 (4.00) price for a Reading side in such good home form does feel a little long. Will some punters be tempted?

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Reading vs Sheffield Utd

Reading

Reading were hammered by Middlesbrough at the weekend but, prior to that, they put in a really decent display to beat Blackpool. This game is going to be tougher than that game against the Seasiders but it's impossible to imagine Paul Ince not ringing a few changes given how badly outclassed they were by a Middlesbrough side that are currently trying to hunt down their visitors for this game.

Predicted lineup – Lumley, Mbengue, Dann, Sarr, McIntyre, Casadei, Hendrick, Meite, Ince, Hoilett, Carroll

Sheffield Utd

Like their hosts, Sheffield United also lost at the weekend but a fair amount of that performance can arguably be put down to the fact that they'd had an energy sapping match against Tottenham in the midweek. The Blades need to get back to winning ways for sure but, given how thick and fast their games have been coming, a few changes are probably to be expected. It's also important to note that Anel Ahmedhodzic will be missing due to suspension.

Predicted lineup – Foderingham, Robinson, Egan, Basham, Osborn, Norwood, Berge, McAtee, Bogle, Sharp, Ndiaye

Reading vs Sheffield Utd Line ups

Reading

Reading
7
Shane Long
ie
5
Tom McIntyre
gb
17
Andy Yiadom
gh
10
Tom Ince
gb
8
Jeff Hendrick
ie
3
Tom Holmes
gb
1
Joe Lumley
gb
18
Nesta Guinness-Walker
gb
2
Andy Carroll
gb
6
Scott Dann
gb
24
Naby Sarr
fr
Substitutes
19
Tyrese Fornah
gb
26
Liam Moor
jm
27
Amadou Mbengue
sn
15
Femi Azeez
gb
20
Cesare Casadei
it
21
Dean Bouzanis
au
9
Lucas Joao
pt

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd
20
Jayden Bogle
gb
29
Iliman Ndiaye
sn
8
Sander Berge
no
9
Oliver McBurnie
gb
13
Max Lowe
gb
6
Chris Basham
gb
19
Jack Robinson
gb
12
John Egan
ie
16
Oliver Norwood
gb
18
Wes Foderingham
gb
28
James McAtee
gb
Substitutes
2
George Baldock
gr
22
Tommy Doyle
gb
26
Ciaran Clark
ie
4
John Fleck
gb
36
Daniel Jebbison
gb
10
Billy Sharp
gb
1
Adam Davies
gb

*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.

Player to watch

Sheffield United's Senegalese attacked Iliman Ndiaye bagged his sides winning goal against Tottenham last week but in the league he has been going through a bit of a dry spell having not netted since January 14th. Confidence is a huge part of football though and that cup goal will have Ndiaye buzzing. It didn't happen for him or his team at the weekend but in this game he can expect to see plenty of the Reading goal and him ending his league dry spell is highly likely.

Take a look at the latest standings

Championship
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Leicester

Leicester

33 25 3 5 43 78
2 Leeds

Leeds

33 21 6 6 35 69
3 Ipswich

Ipswich

33 20 9 4 21 69
4 Southampton

Southampton

33 20 7 6 24 67
5 West Brom

West Brom

33 16 7 10 17 55
6 Hull

Hull

33 16 6 11 7 54
7 Coventry

Coventry

33 13 12 8 14 51
8 Norwich

Norwich

33 15 6 12 8 51
9 Preston

Preston

33 14 7 12 -8 49
10 Sunderland

Sunderland

33 14 5 14 8 47
11 Watford

Watford

33 11 11 11 4 44
12 Bristol City

Bristol City

33 12 8 13 1 44
13 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

32 13 5 14 0 44
14 Cardiff

Cardiff

33 12 5 16 -10 41
15 Birmingham

Birmingham

32 10 8 14 -11 38
16 Blackburn

Blackburn

33 11 5 17 -12 38
17

Plymouth

33 9 10 14 -6 37
18 Swansea

Swansea

33 9 9 15 -13 36
19 Stoke

Stoke

33 9 8 16 -16 35
20 Huddersfield

Huddersfield

33 7 13 13 -16 34
21 Millwall

Millwall

33 8 9 16 -15 33
22 QPR

QPR

33 8 8 17 -14 32
23 Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

33 8 5 20 -26 29
24 Rotherham

Rotherham

33 3 10 20 -35 19

A quickfire FAQ on Reading – Sheffield Utd

READING VS SHEFFIELD UTD PREDICTION

  • Where is the match being played? – Select Car Leasing Stadium
  • What is the seating capacity of the stadium that will host the Reading vs Sheffield United match? Select Car Leasing Stadium has 24, 161 seats.
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Sheffield United
  • What time does the match kick off?  20:00 GMT
  • Who will be the referee when Reading takes on Sheffield United at the Select Car Leasing Stadium? Dean Whitestone will be the referee in this Championship game. The referee averages 3.06 yellow cards and 0.10 red cards per match. This will be his 136th Championship refereeing duty. He averages 2.8 yellow cards in the division.
  • What is the current position of these teams on the Championship League table? Reading is 15th ahead of this game after 34 games while Sheffield United sits in the 2nd place in as many matches.
  • What is the ranking of Reading in-home performance? Reading is the 5th-best home team with 10 wins, 3 draws, 3 losses and 33 points in 16 home matches. It means the hosts average at least 2 points in every home game.
  • How has Sheffield United performed on the road? Sheffield United is ranked 4th in away performance with 28 points in 17 trips of 8 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses.

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