Reading vs Swansea City Prediction & Betting Tips

Reading go up against Swansea at Madejski Stadium on Sunday in the Championship. Placed brilliantly 7th in the table Reading have amassed 68 points after 43 games. On 76 points Swansea is ranked in 4th place with an equal amount of matches to their name.

Reading are longing to end their current win-less run in the Championship this coming Sunday. Going into the match as favorites they will be optimistic of much needed conficence boost.

Stats and facts for Reading and Swansea.

  • teamlogoReading did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
  • teamlogoReading unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row at home;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Reading’s last 6 of 8 matches;
  • teamlogoReading scored in the last 9 of 11 matches.
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Swansea City’s last 5 of 7 matches;
  • teamlogoSwansea City conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches.


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Form Reading vs Swansea

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Reading hope to stop the rot.

Reading go into this encounter on the back of some poor performances in the league. In their last 3 matches Reading were hammered by Watford in a 2-0 defeat, followed by a 1-1 draw against Cardiff. Their most recent match brought a 0-0 draw with Luton.

Swansea continue to look blunt.

Swansea will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form in the league. In their last 3 matches Swansea finished off Sheffield Wednesday in a 2-0 win, followed by a 2-2 draw with Wycombe. Their most recent match brought a 1-0 defeat against Queens P.R..

It is a match up between two seemingly equal sides, with both in similar shape recently. Reading are still favored by the bookies to win the match at odds 2.20.

Reading v Swansea Fixture History

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Don’t expect goals

It finished all square on when Reading last faced Swansea in the Championship. With both denying to back down the scoreboard said 0-0 in the end. Recent meetings between the two have not been action-packed when it comes to goals as 7 of the last 10 matches had under 2.5 goals scored. In addition, at least one team managed a clean sheet in 5 of the last 10 matches. Swansea seem to have a bit of a love affair with Reading, as they have beaten them 6 times in 10 previous meetings in the Championship.

Current standings

Reading lie 7th in the table on 68 points from 43 games. 8 points ahead following the first 43 games Swansea find themselves in 4th place.

Full Time Betting

Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: Reading to win pays out at 2.20, the best prize for a draw is 3.20, while an away win for Swansea returns you odds 3.40. Reading won 5 of their last 10 home league games whereas Swansea lost 3 of their last 10 away league games.


Looking at the prices on offer by the bookmakers, the chance of this match seeing both teams to score (BTTS) lies at 53%. This equals odds 1.90 if you wish to place a bet on BTTS. Speculating in the opposite outcome that at least one side keeps a clean sheet pays out at 1.87. The last 10 home league games for Reading averaged 2.8 goals per game with BTTS paying out 6 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Swansea the average total goals were 2.6 with 4 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.

Over/Under Betting

According to the bookmakers the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 45%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.20 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.65. Reading’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 2.8 goals a game. 6 of Reading’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Swansea’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.6 goals per game. 5 of the last 10 away matches for Swansea went over 2.5 goals.

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