Reading vs Preston Prediction & Match Preview

Reading vs Preston
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 30th March 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).

Preston is desperately trying to get into the playoff mix but will have to deal with the in-form Aston Villa. Right now, the former has posted the same number of points as Villa but is just outside of the playoff group. With eight rounds remaining in what has been a long competition, they really need to step up things, if the team wishes to get a shot at Premier League participation.

Reading is hanging above the relegation line by a thread. They have a one-spot, and one-point surplus over the cut-off, and with Rotherham increasing pressure from below, Reading is under assault. Their future is really in jeopardy as of now.

Reading vs Preston Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Four of the last seven wins belong to Preston.
  • Ten of the last thirteen matches at this venue had goals at either end of the pitch.
  • Since 2009, not a single meeting at this stadium has ended in a draw.
  • The last h2h tie saw an away win of 2-3.

Reading vs Preston Prediction

Both these teams are desperate. Time is fast running out on them, and the teams need results. While Preston wants to get into the top-six for rekindling their hope of taking part in the Premier League, Reading wants to avoid a boot to League One. Reading may be far inferior in quality to Preston, for which the league table is sufficient evidence. But they are backed into a corner and has nothing to lose. They will not surely go down without a fight. Expect goals from both teams this Saturday. Moreover, 10 of the last 13 h2h encounters at this venue had the same stat to show.

Another major factor to be taken under consideration is Preston’s form. They are unbeaten in their last 12 matches and won eight of them as well. On the road, they are on a six-game winning streak, scoring two or more goals in five of those. With the sight of Middlesbrough faltering, this is an excellent opportunity for the visitors to climb up the league table. Expect a win for the guests.

Reading vs Preston Betting Tips

  • Preston to Win @ 2.25 (5/4)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6).