Reading vs Swansea
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).
Reading is not in the driving seat with their double loss in the records prior to the match. The host has come up in the league better than the prior season, and so does the Swans.
Swansea is on an unbeaten run supporting their win in the clash and another three points would put them in the mix with Cardiff and Nottingham Forest for the play-off berth in the table.
Reading vs Swansea Match preview
The 4-3 loss on the road against Blackburn in the league last time out marked their second consecutive loss in their schedule after losing to Middlesbrough at home earlier.
The Royals have 7 wins in their 22 home matches so far, and only one of those wins had come in their recent five attempts in the league. So, the host can’t rely on their ground advantage in the match.
In the meantime, Swansea has lost 4 of their 22 home matches in the campaign until now and hasn’t lost an outing for the past five appearances on the road.
Steve Cooper’s men have only one loss in their recent six fixtures in the championship and will visit after a 1-0 win at home against Bristol City in their previous league clash.
With their decent record on the road, the Swans might be able to catch the home team off guard in the game, which is sizing up to be an entertainer.
Reading vs Swansea Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of their last ten matches have ended in a draw.
- The visitor is unbeaten in their last 12 meetings.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a 1-1 draw.
- Both teams have scored in the recent two fixtures.
- The host hasn’t won at home since the 2008 championship game.
Reading vs Swansea Prediction
An 11 point lead by 8 places above in the table gives a slight edge for Swansea in the match despite being away from home. As mentioned earlier, Reading’s form at home is not enough to hold the Swans at bay.
The away win will be a risky call regarding the Swans has more draws than wins away from home. Since the double chance is at low odds, the safest bet for the punters will bet draw no bet over Swansea with 1.40 odds to yield decent returns.
Despite losing games, Reading has been scoring goals regularly in their schedule. Since both teams are in delightful form, they are both likely to feature in the scoresheet. This puts us to the chance of using a BTTS with 1.75 odds as a probable bet in the game.
Reading and Swansea have scored 58 goals each in their respective 45 league appearances. With an average of 1.3 goals per match to each side, the tip for under 3.5 goals with 1.40 odds will be another suitable option from the goals area for the punters.
Reading vs Swansea Betting tips
Draw no bet: Swansea @ 1.40 (2/5).
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Both teams to score: Yes @ 1.75 (3/4).