Reading vs Preston North End
Date: 14 August, 2021, Saturday
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium
With both these sides failing to get points on the board last week, we expect a tight encounter between Reading and Preston in the EFL Championship fixture this Saturday.
Reading and Preston North End meet in the second round of the Championship, both looking for a win that will assist them reach their objectives.
Reading comes into this match after losing to Stoke City, while Preston suffered the same fate in the encounter against Hull City. A win is evitable for both teams here, it will be a confidence booster for respective season objectives.
On the bright side, Reading is unbeaten in their last seven league home games going into this fixture. However, they didn’t win against Preston North End in their last two league games, and they also didn’t win at home in their last three league games.
Reading vs Preston Head-to-Head
In the last 10 Championship meetings between these two sides, Preston have won thrice whereas Reading have the advantage after winning 6 times.
- The corresponding fixture of last season at this stadium ended in a rare 3-0 win for Preston.
- Only 2 of their last 10 head-to-head clashes saw both teams scoring.
- The last 8 at the Madejski Stadium saw a winner at the end of 90 minutes. Reading the happier side with 6 wins while Preston managed this twice.
Reading vs Preston Match Prediction
Both sides will not be taken away with a disappointing start to their Championship campaign and we assume that both these sides will have a cagey encounter with both defenses being rock solid at the back cutting out opportunities.
The game at Madejski Stadium is most likely going to be a draw and we are confident about the end result. Hence, it will be a low-scoring encounter where there won’t be goals above 2.5.
Reading vs Preston: Betting Tips
Full-Time Result: Draw @ 3.20
Goals under 2.5: Yes @1.72.