Watford vs Reading – Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Published: November 8, 2022
Author: Josh Stewart
Last Updated: November 8, 2022

Reading will visit Vicarage Road Stadium on Tuesday for a Championship fixture with home side Watford. Looking at the current standings in the Championship, the two teams are separated by three points.

Watford vs Reading Stats

  • In 5 of the last 7 home matches Watford played, both teams scored
  • Watford have conceded in 7 of the last 8 home matches
  • Watford have scored in 8 of the last 10 matches
  • Watford have scored in 8 of the last 10 home matches
  • Watford have won 3 of the last 4 matches
  • Reading have not won 7 of the last 8 matches
  • Reading have not won 7 of the last 9 away matches
  • Reading have scored in 8 of the last 10 matches
  • Reading have lost 5 of the last 7 matches
  • Reading have conceded in 7 of the last 9 matches

Watford vs Reading Lineups

Watford vs Reading Preview

Watford are looking to bounce back from a recent setback and get back to winning ways. In their last three matches, they first took out Wigan by 0-1, before beating Cardiff by 1-2. The winning streak came to an end against Coventry, who ran out 0-1 winners. In their last six Championship home matches, Watford have three wins, while they’ve drawn one and lost two. They scored 11 and conceded seven goals.

Paul Ince’s Reading only managed to gain a single point in their past three games, which kicked off with a 2-1 defeat against Burnley. A 0-0 draw with Luton followed before Preston ran out 1-2 winners. Reading managed to win just once in their past six away games in the Championship. On top of winning once they also drew one as well as losing four, while scoring 11 times and letting in five. Reading have been terrible at getting on the scoresheet away from home in the Championship. Hitting the target only six times, they have the worst offensive record so far, whilst also allowing 16 goals against.

Watford vs Reading H2H

Watford beat Reading by 2-0 in their most recent match, while Reading claimed a 1-0 win in the match prior to that. Watford go into their upcoming match against Reading with a 40% winning record in recent meetings. This gives them a 4-3-3 record in the latest encounters with their next opponent. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Current table in the Championship

Full Time Betting

Watford claimed five wins in their previous 10 home games across all tournaments while drawing one of the games. They suffered defeat in four of these outings. Reading won three of their last 10 games away, drew one and lost six. In their previous 10 matches away from home, Reading claimed three wins to nil.

Both Teams to Score

Reading lost 2-0 against Watford in their latest encounter. This served as payback for the 1-0 defeat, Reading handed out in the match before. Both teams scored five times in the previous ten matches between home side Watford and Reading. Best-priced odds on BTTS with the bookies are at 1.83.

Over/Under Tips

Under 2.5 goals happened three times in the last ten encounters between these two rivals. Watford managed an average of 1.5 goals, with Reading averaging one goal in these. Both teams not to score was a winning bet five times in this run of matches. Over 2.5 goals came out eight times in the ten matches across the tournaments for Watford, who scored an average of 1.7 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the visitor’s last ten games this season. On average, they scored 1.2 times in those matches.


About Josh Stewart

Josh lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and works as a website editor. He has previously worked for several prominent online sites and, as a former professional golfer, specialises in sports and iGaming. Josh has almost a decade of experience as a freelancer and has received excellent reviews from current and previous clients.