Reading vs Swansea City
Date: Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).
Reading managed to end a two-loss thread on Saturday when they held in-form QPR to a goalless draw away at Loftus Road Stadium. The Royals were lucky to see two strikes form Rangers’ center-back Toni Leistner denied by the bar. They also had their chance at the other end, but are clearly happy with the outcome. It left them in the danger area, though, as they sit second from bottom being two points shy of the safe zone.
The new manager Jose Gomes will be looking to pick up his maiden victory in charge on Tuesday afternoon when Swansea City come to visit Madejski. The Swans also ended a two-loss streak of their own at the weekend when they drew 2-2 at home to Wigan Athletic. Graham Potter’s troops showed an amazing fighting spirit to come back from two behind and earn a point with an 81-st minute equalizer from defender Mike van der Hoorn.
Reading vs Swansea City: Head-to-head
Swansea only lead the head to head tie by one win, but they have completely dominated this match-up of late.
They won four and drew one of past five encounters with the Royals.
The streak includes a 2-0 victory when teams met each other in this term of Championship at Liberty Stadium.
Reading vs Swansea City: Prediction
We have a match of two opposite philosophies here. Reading’s matches are generally short on goalmouth action. Just one of past nine games they played across competitions saw three or more goals scored. They bagged just one goal in last five Championship ties.
Swansea, on the other hand, had seven of their last eight matches with the BTTS option “coming in”. They could, however, struggle to create up front past the stubborn defense of Reading’s as the Royals kept their net untouched against in-form and free-scoring QPR on Saturday. The Under 2.5 goals FT is our top betting option at the 1.90 odds.
Reading vs Swansea City: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
Draw @ 3.40 (12/5).