Reading hope to make the most of a home match against Brentford this weekend in order to get the better of relegation trouble. Reading have opened up a two-point advantage over the bottom three but the club are still deep in relegation trouble. Brentford are set to finish the campaign without any fanfare, as they are stuck in the mid-table places with little hope of swinging both ways. Follow all our predictions, free bets, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Reading were able to snatch an amazing draw against Norwich City to delay the title celebrations for Daniel Farke’s men. The game witnessed three late goals, as Norwich appeared to have taken three points in stunning fashion only to be thwarted by the Royals.
Brentford picked up a first victory in six matches after beating a disappointing Ipswich team 2-0 at home. This was the first victory for the team since the away win over Middlesbrough at the start of March.
The previous game between Brentford and Reading produced a 2-2 draw with the former being reduced to 10 men. Brentford did pick up a 1-0 victory when they last visited Madejski Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions for the game would opt for a Reading win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Reading win at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Brentford are likely to be less motivated for this encounter, as their latest victory has effectively assured them mathematical safety due to a 15-point advantage over the bottom three. Brentford already have a disappointing away record by failing to win 18 out of the last 20 trips. Reading will take a lot of confidence from the draw with Norwich and the manner of the result. The Royals have lost just one of the last six matches at the Madejski Stadium. Our preview would pick a win for Reading.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Reading win at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Reading vs Brentford draw odds: 3.80
Brentford win odds: 2.25
Correct Score odds
Reading have been able to average around 1.5 goals per game at the Madejski Stadium in the last six encounters, while they entertain a Brentford outfit that has only scored three goals in the last six trips. Even though the Madejski Stadium has been a good place to visit for Brentford with over 1.5 goals in four out of the last five trips, our correct score prediction would pick a 1-0 win for Reading.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Reading 1-0 win at 12.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Brentford have not scored an away goal since the 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough in March. The club have effectively scored only in this away game over the last two months. Reading’s last clean sheet at home may have come about in February, but the desire to avoid relegation may push José Gomes’ team to a strong defensive performance. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Yakou Meite has become the top scorer at Reading with nine goals. The 23-year-old has been able to grab three goals in his last six matches – including the opener in the recent match at the Madejski Stadium. His recent form makes our first goalscorer prediction go with Yakou Meite.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Yakou Meite at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
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