Reading vs Fulham: Preview and Prediction

Reading vs Fulham
EFL Championship
Date: Friday, 30th December, 2016
Kick-off: 20:00 UK
Venue: Madejski Stadium, Reading.

Reading claimed their eight win in ten matches by humbling Norwich City by a 3-1 margin on the Boxing Day. The Royals stay put at third position in the Championship table and are making a strong push for promotion this term. However, they cannot just relax yet as we are only midway through the season.

Fulham on the other hand are coming on back of a tidy 2-0 win away from home at Ipswich. The Cottagers stretched their unbeaten run to 5 games with 3 win and 2 draws during the process. They are also a team in contention for promotion this season. They are 8th in the standings with a 4 point distance from Sheffield at the final play-off spot.

Reading vs Fulham: Head-to-head stats

Fulham earned a 2-0 win when the teams met in the reverse leg at the Craven Cottage earlier this December 3rd. This extended their unbeaten run over Reading to 4 matches with 3 wins and a draw.

However, Reading are unbeaten at home in the last three matches against Fulham picking up a win and 2 draws. The last time these two met at the Madejski Stadium, it was a 2-2 draw.

Reading vs Fulham: Prediction

This is a clash between two strong sides who are looking solid in all departments of play. Their recent form is equally good and we can expect a fierce battle at the Madejski on Friday evening.

The factors that give Reading a slight edge is their home record against Fulham in past three season. Coupled this with their current home run of 5 consecutive wins, we can expect them to remain unbeaten here. But Fulham were beaten only twice away from home this season, which once again makes things more complicated. So it is pretty clear that the full-time result can go in favor of any of these team.

The only thing we can back here is the goal scoring record for both teams. Reading have scored in 11 of their 12 home games, while Fulham in 9 of their 11 away games this season. The last 7 matches between the two sides have seen at least 3 goals each. Therefore, both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is the best pick for this game.

Reading vs Fulham: Bet Tips

Both teams to score and Over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10).