Reading vs Norwich Prediction & Match Preview

Reading vs Norwich
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium.

The Canaries are the toppers of the table, and are one of the major frontrunners to get promoted at the end of the season. They also do have the confidence of having spent their previous campaign in the Premier League, and in the season prior to that, they had lifted the Championship title.

As such, they are a heavyweight in all sense in the second tier of English football. Going on, they also have a great h2h record against this opponent over the years, and particularly in the recent years.

Meanwhile, the Royals had begun their campaign on a positive note, but failed to keep the streak going. As of now they are struggling hard to have some consistency, and the lack of it has terribly affected them.

They are going downwards the table week by week, and also are finding it hard to secure clean sheets.

By the looks of things, expect Norwich to have a good shot at posting the three points on the board.

Reading vs Norwich: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Daniel Farke’s men won four of the preceding five games.
  • They had scored a total of 16 goals from these five encounters.
  • The last they lost against this opponent was back in 2016.
  • In the past decade, the guests have failed to score just once at this venue.
  • Since 2008, the home team had won just twice at this ground.

Reading vs Norwich: Prediction

Veljko Paunovic’s men recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last match-day, against QPR. In the meantime, the Canaries registered a 1-2 win on the road the past game week, against Blackburn.

Going on, the Royals were winless in seven of their previous ten overall matches, and they had even gone on a four-game losing run during the stretch. They had also conceded three or more goals in all these four matches as well.

At home, they had lost three of the former five appearances, and conceded twice or more in these three encounters.

On the other hand, Farke’s men are the toppers of the table, and they have lost just once in their preceding 14 games. They had also recorded three separate three-fixture winning runs in the process, and they had won four of their preceding five matches on the road.

On top of that, they have won four of their last five h2h clashes against this opponent, and had scored a total of 16 goals from these five meetings.

Taking into account these stats, expect Norwich to secure at least one point this Wednesday, and score at least once in the first 45 minutes.

Reading vs Norwich: Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Norwich or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).

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