Reading are at the Madejski Stadium for the weekend’s Championship clash against Aston Villa. The Berkshire outfit have been stranded in the relegation zone for the past six matchdays but their survival prospects remain alive with a one-point gap to safety. Villa, though, are still playing catch up to the playoff positions but the deficit…
Reading FC vs Aston Villa FC – Betting Tips for the game
Reading’s recent league meeting came against fellow relegation candidates Bolton Wanderers and it finished in a 1-1 draw. Nelson Oliveira scored on his debut for Reading but his effort was cancelled out by Jack Hobbs in injury-time.
Villa, meanwhile, were on the winning side for the first time in 2019 after they bagged a 2-1 triumph over bottom side Ipswich Town. Tammy Abraham continued his stunning form with a goal in either half.
Reading previously tackled Villa on the road in August and the match ended in a 1-1 draw. The last meeting at the Madejski Stadium witnessed Reading win by a 2-1 scoreline. Our betting tips and predictions favour a win for the visiting team.
Reading FC vs Aston Villa FC – Match odds
Reading are priced at 3.50 to return to winning ways but they face a stiff challenge of overcoming Villa. Reading and Villa have both registered the solitary win since the turn of the year but the latter have picked up regular points in the form of draws with Abraham making the difference. Villa’s defence has looked vulnerable over the past few months but their scoring prowess should get the better of Reading on the road. Our preview would go for a Villa win.
Reading win odds: 3.50
Reading vs Aston Villa draw odds: 3.60
Reading FC vs Aston Villa FC – Correct Score odds
Reading have been struggling in the scoring department of late and they come into the game with four goals from the past five matches. Villa have fared much better with seven goals in the same timeline. The visitors’ defence remains a weak point with no shutouts compared to Reading’s two, but they still have an in-form Abraham upfront, who should make his mark. Our correct score prediction would back a Villa 2-1 win.
Reading FC vs Aston Villa FC – Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Historically, this fixture has witnessed an abundance of goals with just one game since 2013 producing less than three goals. Villa are bound to score with Abraham in great scoring form, while their vulnerable backline remains to be capitalised. Our total goals prediction fancies more than 2.5 goals.
Reading FC vs Aston Villa FC – First Goalscorer odds
Tammy Abraham has maintained an excellent scoring run through the campaign and he has netted a stunning six goals in the past five appearances. He has found the opening goal on three occasions. Abraham can be fancied to replicate the feat against Reading against whom he has bagged two goals in as many meetings. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Abraham.
Reading FC vs Aston Villa FC – Free bet offers
Below we have all our free bet offers and bonuses for this weekend.
Bet £20 get a £20 Free Bet. New players only. Qualifying bet(s) must have minimum odds of 4/5 and must be settled before triggering free bet
£50 staggered free bet. Place your first bet and get £10 matched. After 5 bets get a free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your 5 bets. Then after your 10th bet, get another free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your last 5 bets.
Basically, to claim the free bets, place a £10 bet when you join to get £10. Then after 5 £20 bets, you get another £20. This then repeats so you can claim the final £20.
Min. odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater required to qualify.
Aston Villa win at 2.05
Tammy Abraham to score 1st at 4.40