Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Aston Villa entertain Reading in this weekend’s league meeting at Villa Park. The Villains have carried on from their form from the previous campaign and they are presently lying fifth in the standings with eight points. Reading have been rooted to the drop zone since the start of the campaign and they have acquired just one point after the first four games of the season. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Villa picked up their second draw of the Championship after settling for a 2-2 scoreline against Brentford. Jonathan Kodija starred for the home side on Wednesday night with a sublime brace.
Reading ended their losing start to the campaign as they picked up a 2-2 draw against Blackburn Rovers. Jon Dadi Bodvarsson gave Reading a 2-0 advantage after just the 25th-minute but they were made to rue for some poor defending which cost them in the end.
Aston Villa secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Reading during their previous meeting in April. Birkir Bjarnason, Conor Hourihane, and Scott Hogan were the scorers in the second half. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Aston Villa.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Aston Villa win at 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
Reading are offered a price of 6.00 to pick up their first league win of the campaign but we are not backing this result. The visitors have looked defensively vulnerable since the start of the season and this should favour the Villains, who have the firepower upfront to capitalise. Our preview fancies Villa to return to winning ways with a comfortable three points.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Aston Villa win at 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
Aston Villa vs Reading draw odds: 3.80
Reading win odds: 6.00
Correct Score odds
Reading have started the campaign on a slow note and they have failed to score in two of their four league matches to date. In comparison, Villa have managed to find the scoresheet at least once through the campaign and they have already netted three times as many goals as Reading. Both teams are yet to keep a clean sheet and thus we are backing both to score. Our correct score prediction fancies an Aston Villa 3-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Aston Villa 3-1 win at 12.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Villa were the third highest scorers in the Championship last term and they have continued in the same vein of form with an average of over two goals scored. As such, we are expecting another high-scoring encounter with Villa witnessing at least four goals in three of their four matches this season. Our total goals prediction fancies over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jonathan Kodjia has managed to start the season in fine form and he has already bagged three goals from four matches. During this period, he has managed 70$ of his shots on target with an opening goal against Ipswich Town to boost. He has netted once in four meetings with Reading. Our first goalscorer prediction expects Kodjia to find the scoresheet.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jonathan Kodjia at 5.25[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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