Reading vs West Brom
England – Championship
Date: Monday, 22nd April 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).
West Brom is one of the major players in the play-off mix. They occupy a highly respectable fourth position on the table, and will have to lose a buffer of almost nine points if they are to miss out on the proceedings in the post-season. While a direct-promotion spot is in sights, the form of Leeds and Norwich puts it out of question.
Reading is staring at the relegation line as it looms closer. They have just a four-point safety bed, and the team just below them, Millwall, has a game in hand. While Bolton, and Ipswich, from the relegation zone do not pose much threat, Reading should be wary of Rotherham. It’d be safe for the team to record some points on the board.
Reading vs West Brom Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five games saw home wins.
- Nine of the last eleven fixtures had goals from both teams.
- Not a single away win has been posted yet.
- Five of the last six encounters at this venue saw the visitors getting in on the goal-scoring action.
Reading vs West Brom Prediction
In their h2h history of almost two decades or so, not a single away win has been posted, and the last five straight games saw the home team taking the win. Also, Reading won the last three h2h games at this venue. That’s a pretty sound argument for the hosts having the upper hand.
Also, Reading was unbeaten in 11 of their last 14 games, and in seven of their last eight at home. Coupled to this, their desperation to run away from the relegation line kicks in, and it’s a given that we can expect the toughest of survival battles from the hosts. On account of that, we feel the top pick is for the home team to avoid a loss.
But there’s some considerable gap between the teams in the league table, and West Brom do possess the higher standing. They are also a huge favorite to make it to the playoffs, and thus have a shot at the Premier League campaign. Moreover, nine of the last eleven h2h ties had goals from both teams, and five of the last six meetings at this venue saw the guests finding the back of the net.
With these in mind, backing the BTTS returns a very good value.
Reading vs West Brom Betting Tips
Double Chance: Reading or Draw @ 1.83
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60.