Reading vs Luton
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 09 November 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).
Reading will be tirelessly looking to carry forward their win-streak in the campaign. They will be hosting Luton on the verge of the relegation zone in the table. It will be an interesting match with the host as the clear favorites in the fixture.
Reading vs Luton Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall stats: Reading- 5 wins, Luton- 3 wins, Draws- 2.
- The team that hosts have lost only one out of the ten clashes.
- Their previous encounter in 2008 awarded a 5-1 home win for the Royals.
- The host is unbeaten at home in the last four meetings.
- The teams will be meeting after a long gap of 11 years.
Reading vs Luton Prediction
In their previous encounter as the host, Reading faced Millwall who is above them in the league table. However, the host managed to pull a 2-1 win from it with an early 2 goal lead in the first half. The home team had more shots on target than the Lions.
Also, they withstood the continuous attack evident by the six corner kicks in the game. Moreover, Royal’s defenders did well to not give enough space for the opposite strikers. This is seen in the fact that only two of the 14 shots laid by Millwall hit the target. Hence, the Royals can be said to be on an improving path despite the early losses in the season.
On the other hand, Luton faced Birmingham on the road before packing up to Reading. They will be coming off of a 2-1 defeat from the previous clash. Their stats were too low in the encounter with 45% ball possession and 5 corner kicks against the 13 from the opposition. Also, they had only 9 attempts compared to the 20 attempts at their half.
Besides that, the host is unbeaten in the last two home matches against the likes of Preston and Millwall. In the meantime, Luton has been on a three-game loss in their away fixtures in the campaign. Also, the guest has scored 22 championship goals so far in 15 attempts. Whilst, the Royals are close by 16 goals in the same period.
As such, based on their recent improvement in the league form at home, the hosting team has shown more composure to stand a chance of winning the game. Also, there are good chances for both teams to slot in goals based on their league scoring stats.
Reading vs Luton Betting tips
Full-time result: Reading @ 1.90 (9/10).
BTTS @ 1.60 (3/5).