Reading vs Watford Prediction & Match Preview

Reading vs Watford
English Championship
Date: Saturday, 3 October 2020
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: Madejski Stadium, Reading.

Derby of the week when it comes to English Championship is taking place at Madejski Stadium on Saturday where biggest surprise package so far team Reading FC welcomes Watford FC.

Of course, visitors are one of the biggest favorites to earn direct promotion to Premier League, and so far they demonstrated fine form and quality. Reading and Bristol City are the only teams in league which maintained 100% win rate so far.

Interestingly, both of these teams are led by Serbian head managers, freshly appointed Veljko Paunovic and Vladimir Ivic.

In terms of odds, Reading are still underdogs priced at 3.25 odds to win the match.

Reading vs Watford Head-to-head

There were 28 head to head matches between Reading and Watford in the past. The score is tied in almost all aspects – Reading won nine matches, Hornets won nine as well, plus ten draws. Stats for games played at Madejski Stadium are also even, 5-5-5.

The most recent match took place in 2018 in the League Cup. Watford FC were more successful at this stadium 2-0 FT.

The average number of goals scored per match at this stadium is at 2.40.

Reading vs Watford Prediction

After modest stats in the last season and only six goals scored for Reading, Portuguese striker Lucas Joao had really strong season opening. This striker already bagged two goals, and will be one of the most popular picks for the goalscorers market for this match too.

Watford’s defense has been consistent when it comes to keeping clean sheets – they were successful in 4 out of last 6 attempts.

Reading conceded only one goal this season, while Hornets kept all three clean sheets. Under 2.5 FT seems like an obvious choice, currently priced at 1.68.

Vladimir Ivic and fans are surely happy with seven points and 4th place at the moment, especially after such strong chemistry squad has in the back.

Reading vs Watford Bet Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.68
  • Draw @ 3.30.