Reading vs Millwall
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 20th October 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).
Another relegation battle this Saturday. The two teams sitting right above the relegation zone are facing each other as Reading hosts Millwall at Madejski Stadium.
Reading are still struggling following their playoff loss 2 seasons ago. The team cannot find its style and looks to have troubles especially at the back. Their defensive line lets some easy goals and this costs them a lot of points in the long run. Their attack tries to compensate but most of the time it’s not enough.
Before the international break The Royals took a heavy beating. They visited West Brom just to suffer a 4-1 defeat. It was all looking well as Leandro Bacuna scored early giving the visitors a lead. They kept it all the way to the half time break. Still in the second everything fell apart and the team conceded 4 goals.
Millwall are nowhere near the standard they set last season. They are barely above the drop zone and it looks likely to fight to stay in the league. Still in their last 2 games the Lions showed some promise. They are more than capable of scoring goals but their troubles originate at the back. The team conceeds a lot and its evident they need to improve in that area.
Last round they took somewhat surprising victory. The Lion faced ambitious Aston Villa side and managed to capitalize on their opponents managerial troubles. The Villans went ahead early but Millwall somehow managed to turn things around. Shane Ferguson scored in the 26th minute to equalize while Elliott finished the job minutes after the start of the second half.
Reading vs Millwall: Head-to-head
- Reading is winless in 3 games
- Millwall has 1 victory in 8 games
- Reading is the worst host so far with 1 victory and 5 losses
- Millwall has won just 2 points in 6 away games
- Millwall won this encounter twice last year in the league
- Millwall have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 games
Reading vs Millwall: Predictions
These sides will have a tough time separating each other. The contest looks evenly matched with some slight edge for the visitors. Reading are abysmal at home while the Lions picked up some momentum in their last 2 games. Still both sides are far from potent scorers and 1 goal may decide the outcome.
Reading vs Millwall: Bet Tips
Millwall 0.0 AH at 1.95 (10/11)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.75 (3/4).