Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Swansea City entertain struggling Reading at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. The Welsh outfit ended a three-match winless in midweek against Blackburn Rovers and they are back in playoff contention. Reading, however, have managed just three wins since the season began and they are presently at the tail end of the standings. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Swansea come into the game on the back of a 3-1 triumph over Blackburn Rovers. The victory was only their second in five matches with both of those coming in front of their home supporters.
Reading, meanwhile, suffered their third defeat in four matches with Birmingham City beating them by a 2-1 scoreline. Gary Gardner and Lukas Jutkiewicz bagged the goals for Birmingham before Yakou Meite’s injury-time consolation for Reading.
The most recent meeting between the sides was in the League Cup last year where Swansea picked up a 2-0 win at the Madejski Stadium. The last encounter at the Liberty Stadium in 2012 witnessed a 2-2 draw. Our betting tips and predictions expect a Swansea win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Swansea City win at 1.80 [/bet_tip_now]
Reading are given a price of 4.33 for a win but we are not anticipating this outcome owing to their poor form on the road. The visitors have managed just two away triumphs in the calendar year and they will be up against a Swansea side, who come into the game on the back of a much-needed win. Moreover, Reading have generally struggled against Swansea and they are winless in their previous nine meetings against the Welsh team. Our preview fancies a comfortable win for the hosts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Swansea City win at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
Swansea City vs Reading draw odds: 3.75
Reading win odds: 4.33
Correct Score odds
Over the past decade, Swansea have dominated the proceedings with five wins and four draws from the nine matches played. We are anticipating a similar outcome this weekend with the Swans possessing the home advantage as well as the better defensive record amongst the two. The hosts should be able to outscore Reading in a free-flowing contest after conceding just half of the number of goals as their opponents this term. Our correct score prediction fancies a Swansea 3-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Swansea City 3-1 win at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Swansea have been involved in open contests and Reading are more than capable of finding the scoresheet. However, the hosts should pose the better attacking threat having netted three goals in two of their previous three matches at the Liberty Stadium. Our total goals prediction is to go with 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 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Versatile midfielder Bersant Celina has found form in the past two matches with back-to-back goals and we are anticipating him to continue the streak against strugglers Reading. The 22-year-old has generally featured in a midfield position but of late, he has been drafted into a wider role to greater effect. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Celina.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Bersant Celina at 7.00 [/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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