Reading vs Hull City
Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).
Reading will be hoping to escape the danger area with victory over fellow strugglers Hull City. It would help the Royals overtake the rivals in the bottom half of the league ladder as the visitors currently sit just two points above.
It’s been a roller-coaster campaign for both sides so far in the season. Paul Clement’s men shocked Preston North End 2-3 away at Deepdale Stadium last weekend but they could not back up such results in the mid-week tie. Norwich City were too strong, clinching a 1-2 victory from Madejski on Wednesday evening. Can the hosts recover and pick up their second win of the season on Saturday against the Tigers?
Reading vs Hull City: Head-to-head
The draw was the most common of outcomes in the history of head to head encounters between these two likes.
It happened on six occasions in 12 matches.
Reading only took two wins in the process, two less than Hull City.
Only two of past eight head to head matches saw three or more goals scored.
Teams shared spoils in two low-scoring affairs in the previous term of Championship.
Reading vs Hull City: Prediction
Keeping things tight at the back remains the biggest mystery for Paul Clement and his men. The Royals lost three of last four games in all competitions conceding twice or more in each of the outings in the process.
The Tigers share similar woes. They negative streak of their won stretches to four defeats in last five games across competitions. They shipped two or more goals in five of last six outings.
Reading do have intriguing attacking weapons in the likes of Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Sam Baldock and Sone Aluko. The Icelandic striker took his league tally to four when he bagged one of team’s two goals in mid-week’s defeat to the Canaries at Madejski.
We expect an open match packed with goals and goal-scoring opportunities at both ends. We’ll alternatively back Bodvarsson to score anytime at the 3.00 odds.
Reading vs Hull City: Bet Tips
• Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 2.30 (13/10)
• Jon Dadi Bodvarsson to score anytime @ 3.00 (2/1).