Bournemouth vs Reading Prediction & Match Preview

Bournemouth vs Reading
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 21 November 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium.

The Royals are playing with fire at the moment. They had begun their campaign on a terrific note, recording seven wins and a draw from their first eight fixtures. However, since then they have gone on a three-game losing run, and are in danger of being replaced from the top.

The Cherries, who have just been relegated from the Premier League, will definitely try to make the most of this dismal run by the toppers. Moreover, Jason Tindall’s men are just two points behind the top-most spot, and a win this weekend could propel them to the pinnacle of the table.

Going on, the Cherries also have a phenomenal h2h record over the past years against this opponent, and they have a good record going on at home.

Likely, expect Bournemouth to secure the three points at the Vitality Stadium.

However, do take into consideration that Veljko Paunovic’s men are still the top-rated team in the league, and they also have scored the second-most number of goals so far. They also will be desperate to put an end to their dismal run.

As such, expect goals to come from both teams.

Bournemouth vs Reading: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Tindall’s men are on a four-match winning run.
  • They have scored two or more goals in four of the former five encounters.
  • It’s been 19 years since they have last lost against this opponent.
  • Since 1999, the hosts have won all but one clash at this venue.

Bournemouth vs Reading: Prediction

The Cherries won 1-3 on the road the last match-day, against Birmingham. In the meantime, Paunovic’s men lost 0-3 at home against Stoke.

Going on, Tindall’s men were winless in 12 of their previous 14 overall games, and one of the only two losses during this stretch had come against Manchester City. The team has also been unbeaten at home all through this campaign, and their only losses this year at this venue had come against PL squads.

On the other hand, their counterparts are on a three-game losing run, and they had conceded three or more goals in all these fixtures. In addition, they are also on a four-match losing run in h2h meetings, and are on an unbeaten run against them since 2001.

Likely, expect Bournemouth to post the win this weekend.

However, the Royals are the toppers of the table, and they have scored the second-most number of goals so far. They also realize that they will be pushed away from the top with one more unimpressive performance this Saturday.

As such, we can count on them to try their best and score at least once at the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth vs Reading: Betting Tips

  • To Win: Bournemouth @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10).