Reading vs Sheff. Wednesday
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 1 September 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium, Reading.
Reading and Sheffield Wednesday king of shared a similar destiny in the past two seasons. They went from play-off contenders to the bottom-half finishers last year and there are no signs of any improvements at the start of the new campaign either.
To be fair, the Owls did manage to recover from a dreadful opening to the season by clinching back-to-back league wins over Millwall and Ipswich Town at their Hillsborough.
Can they move such form on the road where they lost two from two against Wigan Athletic and Brentford so far?
The opposition is ideal for their first away points as the Royals took only two in five matches.
Nevertheless, the hosts will also enter this affair in somewhat higher spirits thanks to Sam Baldock whose late penalty-kick goal saved them a point against the likes of Aston Villa away in Birmingham.
It was their second draw on the bounce following the 2-2 scoreline they fought to against Blackburn Rovers away at Ewood Park.
Reading vs Sheff. Wednesday: Head-to-head
The H2H stats entirely favour Reading who won 6, drew 2 and lost just 1 of 9 meetings with the Owls at Madejski.
However, it’s Sheffield Wednesday who won last two H2H games bagging as many as six goals in the process.
Reading vs Sheff. Wednesday: Prediction
Both teams suffered easy straightforward defeats to Premier League sides Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers in mid-week League Cup action.
We’d really suggest you avoid high stake bets on this match. The hosts should be favourites because of the fine H2H tradition they have in clashes with the Owls at Madejski, but how can we back a team with two points from five outings to win here?
Instead, we will try and find the value backing Jon Dadi Bodvarsson to score anytime at 2.90.
The Icelandic forward notched three of Reading’s four goals so far in the season and he should have plenty of room to keep the fine form going against the outfit which shipped five goals on two travels this term. The alternative bet is draw at 3.20.
Reading vs Sheff. Wednesday: Bet Tips
Jon Dadi Bodvarsson to score anytime @ 2.90 (19/10)
Full-time Result – Draw @ 3.20 (11/5).