Reading vs Preston North End
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 7 April 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).
Preston North End have significantly halted their push for the promotional playoffs with back-to-back losses to Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County in the last couple of rounds. They are still within the reach of the top six sides, but the form has been anything but promising ahead of the final six games of the season. Can the Lilywhites bounce back and return on the winning ways on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Madejski Stadium to take on Reading?
The Royals have had an entirely dreadful campaign in this term of the Championship, but they will manage to save the second class status most likely. Paul Clement’s men sit 19th in the league standings being five points away from the danger area. The Royals have been anything but meticulous at the back lately conceding three goals on three occasions in last four league games. Preston have an interesting attacking lineup led by Sean Maguire. The Irish forward has scored five goals in last six games for Preston and he will definitely be in position to exploit Reading’s defensive holes here.
Before the shocking 4-1 loss to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, the Lilywhites have been undefeated in five straight games on the road. They’ve scored five in back-to-back wins over Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland.
Reading vs Preston North End: Head-to-head
Reading have dominated this match-up in matches at Madejski.
The Royals have won 8, drawn 2 and lost only 1 of 11 home encounters with Preston North End.
The Lilywhites have, however, won four of last five H2H games with the Royals.
Reading vs Preston North End: Prediction
We’ll go for this season’s form rather than the head to head stats at Madejski. This is a fantastic opportunity for the Lilywhites to bounce back from recent losses and we’ll take them to grab the spoils at the odds of 2.10 here.
Alternatively, you can go with Sean Maguire to score anytime for the visitors at the sky-high 3.00 odds.
Reading vs Preston North End: Bet Tips
Preston North End to win @ 2.10
Sean Maguire to score anytime @ 3.00.