Sheffield United vs Reading Betting Tips and Predictions

Blades too strong for Royals at Bramall Lane?

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Sheffield United vs Reading
30th August 1945hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win -1
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 7/5 odds taken 1210 GMT, Monday 29 August

Sheffield United and Reading square off in a mouth-watering EFL Championship fixture this Tuesday. The Royals are top of the Championship table having collected 12 points from a possible 16. The Blades are a point behind in second. The winners of this one will be top of the table going into the weekend’s matches. Read below for the latest odds and best betting tips.

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Sheffield United Preview – Will the Blades extend unbeaten run?

Paul Heckingbottom’s Sheffield United have made a strong start to their season. The Blades, who are among the favourites for promotion, have picked up three wins, suffered just one defeat and have drawn two of their opening six matches.

Since suffering a narrow loss to Watford on the opening weekend, Sheffield United have gone five games unbeaten in the league, winning three and drawing two. They have won three in a row at Bramall Lane, seeing off Millwall, Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1217 GMT, Monday 29 August)

United will leapfrog the leaders and move to the summit with three points on their own patch this Tuesday. As you would expect, the Sheffield club are the clear favourites at Bramall Lane, with the bookies offering just 3/5 for a home victory.

Reading Preview – Can the Royals cause another shock?

Paul Ince’s Reading have been the surprise package in the Championship this season. The Royals, who only just survived last term, lost two of their opening three, including a 4-0 reverse at Rotherham United on matchday three.

Since the humbling loss at the New York Stadium, Reading have been the form team of the second tier, winning three on the trot to move to the summit of the Championship table. Last time out, the Berkshire club picked up an excellent 1-0 win at Millwall, with Mahamadou-Naby Sarr getting the only goal at The Den.

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Reading have some serious momentum right now and victory on Tuesday will send out a real signal of intent to their Championship rivals. Can Ince’s boys extend run and move on to 15 points?


Sheffield United vs Reading Betting Advice

Back in April, Reading left Bramall Lane with a surprise 2-1 win. The Blades were fighting for a play-off place, while the Royals were battling relegation at the time – Tom McIntyre hit the winner in injury time. In the reverse game in Berkshire, Jayden Bogle was on target in a 1-0 United success.

Apart from last April’s meeting, Sheffield United have a good recent record over Reading at Bramall Lane. In February 2019, United hammered the Royals 4-0 in Sheffield.


Key Facts – Sheffield United vs Reading Betting Tip

  • These two are the current top two in the Championship
  • Reading have won three in a row
  • Sheffield United are unbeaten in five in the league


Reading have punched above their weight so far, and Sheffield United should make home advantage count in this one. Heckingbottom’s side have eased to three home wins in three, and there is good value in 7/5 for the hosts to win -1 on Tuesday.

Oli McBurnie ended his drought with a goal at Kenilworth Road last Friday. The Scotland international will fancy his chances of scoring anytime in this one.


The best betting odds for Sheffield United vs Reading

Sheffield United to win: 3/5 at Bet365
Draw: 14/5 at Bet365
Reading to win: 5/1 at Bet365