Brentford will seek to return to winning ways when they entertain a struggling Reading at Griffin Park. The Bees suffered a defeat in their recent league meeting against Derby and this has dropped them within a point off the playoff positions. Reading, however, have been near the relegation places since the early part of the campaign. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Brentford witnessed a three-man unbeaten streak cease last weekend as they suffered a 3-1 defeat on the road to Derby County. They have since been ousted out of the League Cup after another 3-1 loss at the hands of Arsenal.
Reading continued their recent resurgence as they picked up a 3-0 win over Hull City at the Madejski Stadium. The victory was their second in three league matches which has helped them stay clear of the drop.
The previous meeting between the sides was at the Madejski Stadium in January which saw Brentford run out 1-0 victors. The last encounter at Griffin Park ended in a 1-1 stalemate. Our betting tips and predictions expect a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Brentford win at 1.45[/bet_tip_now]
Reading are offered tempting odds of 6.50 for the win but they have a stiff challenge to overcome against Brentford. The hosts may have suffered a dip in form after back-to-back defeats in all competitions but their home form has been simply impressive with four straight victories. Moreover, they have an in-form striker in Neal Maupay who has been making the headlines and their attacking prowess should lead them to a comfortable win. Our preview expects a Brentford win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Brentford win at 1.45[/bet_tip_now]
Brentford vs Reading draw odds: 4.20
Reading win odds: 6.50
Correct Score odds
Brentford have started the season in an impressive fashion and this has largely come about due to their home run, in which they have amassed the perfect tally of 12 points from the four matches played. Reading just have a victory and five points to boost about on their travels and this clearly gives Brentford a significant advantage. The hosts should fancy a fifth straight home win and our correct score prediction is to go for a Brentford 3-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Brentford 3-1 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Brentford have scored freely when it comes to their home games and half of their matches have resulted in over two goals. Another high-scoring contest could be on the cards this weekend with Reading producing at least four goals in two of their previous three away trips. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Neal Maupay has stood out in the Brentford ranks this term and his tally of eight goals sees them as the leading scorer in the division. The Frenchman has netted an impressive six times in their previous five league appearances. Maupay has averaged nearly four shots a game this season alongside a shot accuracy of 82% and it is difficult to see him not scoring. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Maupay.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Neal Maupay at 3.80[/bet_tip_now]
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