Sheffield United won


Reading are a strong Championship midfielder who share the 14th lane with Bristol City, losing to them on goal difference. The team plays uncomplicated and understandable football, which is based on flanking with a lot of crosses into the penalty area. This style is too predictable and unable to compete at a high level with more powerful opponents.

On average, the Royals create 1xg per game, which is the sixth from bottom, with 1.25xg allowed.

It is worth noting that Reading is the home team that scored 75% of their points on their pitch. However, during meetings with clubs claiming promotion, Paul Ince’s guys lose on xg.

Sheffield United

Sheffield United is one of the league leaders. After 34 games played, the team is in second place and aspires to direct promotion to the elite English league.

The Blades are masterful in applying high pressure, as evidenced by the highest number of goals (11) scored since possession returned within 40 meters of the opponent’s goal.

In terms of the number of expected goals scored (xg = 1.54) and conceded (xga = 0.97) goals, the club ranks 2nd in the championship, respectively.

The last 3 defeats in 4 matches should not be misleading as the expected goals (xg) Sheffield United were the best on the pitch.


I expect the favorite to win after this match. In terms of class, ambition and level of play, the teams are on a completely different level.