Preston North End welcome Reading to the Deepdale Stadium for their first league game after the international break. Preston have not won since the opening game of the season and this run sees them within a point off the dreaded drop. Reading, on the other hand, have found no joy this campaign and they are bottom of the standings with no victories to date. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Preston come into the game on the back of a five-match winless streak in the Championship. They, however, managed to cease a two-match losing run before the international break after drawing 2-2 with Bolton.
Reading are winless since the start of the season and their most-recent game ended in a 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. They have picked up just two points from their opening six matches.
Preston’s recent encounter against Reading was at the Madejski Stadium in April where the latter came up triumphs by a 1-0 scoreline. The last meeting at Deepdale witnessed a similar result in Preston’s favour. Our betting tips and predictions expect a Preston win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Preston North End win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Reading are backed at 5.00 for a win but this result appears unfavourable with another away game to contest. Reading have picked up just one win on the road in 2018 and they are likely to face a stiff challenge at Deepdale despite Preston’s own league woes. Reading have struggled at Preston with two victories in their previous 10 matches and we are not fancying this outcome to change this weekend. Our preview expects Preston to end their winless run.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Preston North End win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Preston North End vs Reading draw odds: 3.50
Reading win odds: 5.00
Correct Score odds
Preston have won their previous three home three matches against Reading without conceding a goal but we are predicting an open encounter this time around with both teams failing to keep clean sheets in their last five games. Nonetheless, Preston should prevail with a 70% win record against the visitors in their home turf. Our correct score prediction would back a Preston 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Preston North End 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Preston have failed to keep a clean sheet since the season opener and their last two matches at Deepdale have witnessed four goals. This has also been the trend in Reading’s away trips to Preston with six of the previous 10 meetings producing more than two goals. Our total goals prediction fancies more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Callum Robinson made a slow start to the season but he managed to open the scoring in the recent meeting against Bolton. We are fancying him to score for a second straight game this weekend as he averages every other shot on target. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Robinson.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Callum Robinson at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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