Reading vs Preston North End
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium.
The Royals have been the best team in the competition by a mile this season, and they obviously have raced to the top of the table with impressive stats. They have scored the most number of goals in the league, and up until the last match-day, they were unbeaten as well.
The loss had come against Coventry from the bottom tier of the table, and this will particularly be hurting the team. They surely will be looking to make reparations, and moreover they need to make a statement that the loss was just a fluke.
They do have a terrific h2h record over the Lilywhites, whom they are pitted against this game week. On top of that Alex Neil’s men also are struggling at the moment with an active two-game losing run.
As such, expect toppers Reading to avoid a defeat at the least this Wednesday.
Reading vs Preston: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two clashed horns, Veljko Paunovic’s men recorded a 0-2 win on the road. The game had taken place in December of 2019.
- They are also on a five-fixture winning run against this opponent.
- They had recorded 11 of the former 16 overall wins.
- Since 1999, the guests have won just twice at this stadium.
- In the past four years, the visitors have scored a total of just one goal at this venue.
Reading vs Preston: Prediction
The Royals lost 3-2 on the road the last match-day, against Coventry. In the meantime, Neil’s men lost 1-2 at home against Birmingham.
Going on, Paunovic’s men are placed first in the table, and they had won seven of their previous ten overall fixtures. They had also scored a total of nine goals from their last three match-ups combined, and at home they are on a four-fixture winning run – and impressively, all four were wins to nil.
On the other hand, their opposite number are on a two-match losing run, and had conceded two or more goals in both. Going on, they were also winless in ten of their preceding fourteen games, and most importantly are on a five-game losing run against this rival.
In fact, not once have the Royals failed to score at this venue in an h2h clash since 1999, and they have won all but three of the total h2h meetings at this ground since 2000.
Considering these stats, count on Reading to secure at least one point this Wednesday.
Reading vs Preston: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Reading or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Reading +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9).