Watford vs Reading Betting Tips & Prediction

Watford goes up against Reading at Vicarage Road Stadium this coming Friday in the Championship. Watford are 2nd with 79 points after 40 matches. Reading ranks as 6th in the table on 66 points.

Stats and facts for Watford and Reading.

  • teamlogoWatford unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row;
  • teamlogoWatford has won the last 6 matches in a row at home;
  • teamlogoWatford has won in the last 6 of 7 matches;
  • teamlogoWatford has won in the last 9 of 10 matches at home.
  • teamlogoReading unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
  • teamlogoReading did not win the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
  • teamlogoReading scored in the last 11 of 13 matches;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Reading’s last 3 of 5 matches.


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Form Watford vs Reading

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

Watford continue to sparkle.

Watford keep brushing aside all resistance claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. In their previous 3 matches Watford hammered Rotherham in a 4-1 win and went on to a 3-0 win against Birmingham. Their latest match served up a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough.

Reading looking for more.

Results have pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Reading who have been neither awesome nor poor. In their 3 latest outings Reading ended with a 1-1 draw against Queens P.R. and went on to a 1-1 draw against Barnsley. Their latest game produced a 3-1 win against Derby.

On the back of these results and with Reading performing poorly, siding with Watford at odds 1.80 is the obvious way to go.

Watford v Reading 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

Watford were left reeling when Reading took a 1-0 win in their latest Championship encounter. It served as pay back for the 4-1 defeat Watford handed out in the reverse match. Recent meetings have had a tendency to be rather shy on goals as 6 of the previous 10 matches paid out on under 2.5 goals. Watford go into their upcoming match against Reading with a 4-3-3 record in recent meetings in the Championship.

Current standings

Watford lie 2nd in the table on 79 points after 40 games. 13 points behind after 40 games, Reading find themselves in 6th place.

Full Time Betting

According to the bookies Watford are favorites to win. The best price you will find on a home win is 1.80 as bookies predict Watford to have a 56% chance of beating Reading. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.50 on offer, while an away win for Reading pays out at 4.60. Watford won 9 of their previous 10 home league games. In contrast Reading lost 2 of their last 10 away league games.


The prices available with the bookmakers indicate the chance of both teams to score (BTTS) is as low as 49% in this match. This equals odds around 2.05, while going the other way and betting on both teams NOT to score pays out odds 1.75. The bookies estimate the chance of this outcome paying out lies at 57%. The last 10 home league games for Watford averaged 2.3 goals per game with BTTS paying out 2 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Reading the average total goals were 1.4 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 1.60. Watford’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 2.3 goals a game. 4 of Watford’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Reading’s last 10 away league games averaged 1.4 goals per game. 2 of the last 10 away matches for Reading went over 2.5 goals.

First Goal Scorer


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