Reading are at the Madejski Stadium for Saturday’s league meeting against Sheffield Wednesday. The hosts have witnessed a below-par start to the ongoing campaign and they are presently in the drop zone with no wins from their opening five matches. Wednesday have fared much better with a five-point advantage over their Berkshire counterparts but they are nevertheless occupying a mid-table position. Follow all our predictions, odds, football betsand betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Reading continued their winless start to the campaign as they registered a 2-2 draw against Aston Villa last weekend. The hosts have now gone 10 Championship games from last season without a victory. Reading also suffered disappointment in the League Cup on Wednesday night where they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Watford.
On the other hand, Wednesday have managed to overturn a poor start to the season with successive 2-1 victories over Millwall and Ipswich Town respectively. They could not continue the run in the League Cup second round, as they lost 2-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Reading previously faced Wednesday at the Hillsborough Stadium in April where they were beaten by a 3-0 scoreline. The last encounter at the Madejski Stadium finished in a 0-0 draw. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.10 [/bet_tip_now]
Wednesday are priced at 3.50 for a victory whilst Reading are 2.30 for the same outcome. Both teams have endured contrasting fortunes but we are still predicting them to share the spoils. Reading have shown some fight over the past two games where they have picked up hard-fought draws and we are fancying them to get something against Wednesday, who don’t have the best of records on the road. Our preview fancies a score draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Reading win odds: 2.20
Sheffield Wednesday win odds: 3.25
Correct Score odds
In recent years, Wednesday have not enjoyed much success at Reading and there are winless in the last four matches. As such, we are expecting a tight contest at the Madejski with 50 percent of the games since January 2015 resulting in stalemates. Both teams are yet to keep a clean sheet this term and based on this, our correct score prediction would back a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Reading and Wednesday have often played out close encounters and they have been just three games out of the previous 10 which have produced more than three goals. Owing to this, we are backing for another tight game with the defences likely to be involved heavily. Our total goals prediction would back less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jon Bodvarsson has been the standout performer for Reading and he has already netted three of their four goals this term. Among those, he has opened the scoresheet on one occasion versus Blackburn Rovers where he ended up with a brace. Bodvarsson has not found the net against Wednesday in three previous attempts but our first goalscorer prediction would back Bodvarsson.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jon Bodvarsson at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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