Reading vs Newcastle
English Football League Championship
Date: 7th March 2017, Tuesday
Kick off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).
Reading bounced back from back-to-back defeats with a 2-1 narrow win at home against Wolves on the weekend. They lost to Brighton and Huddersfield in the previous rounds, two teams similar to Newcastle and strong contender for promotion to the Premier League. However, Jaap Staam can boast of a strong home record as his team were beaten just twice during the 18 matches this season. They are ranked second in the home table, with only Brighton having a better record than them.
Newcastle United are on an excellent run after earning away wins against the two teams just below them. They came back from a goal down to beat Brighton before sacrificing possession to sucker punch Huddersfield in their latest fixture. The Toons are coming to this match on the back of a 10 match unbeaten run with 7 wins and 3 draws. Rafa’s team are placed at the top of the away table, leaving behind the second placed Brighton by a massive 12 points.
Reading vs Newcastle: Head-to-head
Newcastle thrashed Reading by a 4-1 margin when the teams met at the St.James Park on September 2016. It was all even in the first half and the teams went on to the break tied at 1-1. However, a Matt Ritchie penalty opened the flood gates before Dwight Gayle strike twice to complete an excellent win.
Reading managed only one win in their last 6 meetings with Newcastle, they lost 4 and drew 1.
The most recent meeting between them at the Madejski Stadium was on 2012/13 Premier League season which ended in a 2-2 draw. Newcastle scored 2 goals each in their last two visits here and are unbeaten with a win and a draw.
The last 7 matches between the two sides have seen over 2.5 goals. Also, both teams scored in 5 of them.
Reading vs Newcastle: Prediction
This will be another nail-biting match with both teams looking in perfect shape. Reading are a strong team at home, while Newcastle the best away side in the league. It will be a close match, but Toons have a slight edge over their opponents.
The matches between these two sides were never short of goal. This is the way to go here and we could profit from backing both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.
Reading vs Newcastle: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals at 1.95 (10/11) with Unibet.
Both Teams to Score at 1.81 (9/11) with Unibet.