Reading vs West Brom
Date: 30 April 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Select Car Leasing Stadium.
Reading secured another Championship campaign despite suffering a tough 3.0 defeat at Hull City last weekend.
Peterborough United’s home loss to Nottingham Forest (0-1) kept Reading seven points above the Posh in the battle for avoiding relegation.
With two games to spare, the Royals have mathematically secured survival. They can now enjoy the final two matches of the season without any pressure.
The first of the two is scheduled for this Saturday when Paul Ince’s troops will play host to West Brom on their farewell form Select Car Leasing Stadium for the 2021/22 campaign.
West Bromwich Albion have been one of the most disappointing teams of the season, especially after enjoying a strong start to the campaign.
The Baggies have not been pulling up any trees in the second half of the season and they have been way out of the promotional playoffs race for quite some time now.
Steve Bruce’s troops will not enter this tie in high spirits at all after failing to find the back of the net in the previous two league games.
They have claimed just one point in the process, falling 4-0 at Nottingham Forest in the previous away match in the competition.
The Baggies have also failed to score in the previous two outings on the road against Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest.
Reading vs West Brom Head-to-head
- The home court advantage has played a big role in the history of this matchup.
- Reading have thus won 7, drawn 4, and lost only 2 of the last 13 home encounters with the Baggies.
- Only one of the last four head to head games between the two rivals produced three or more goals.
Reading vs West Brom Prediction
Reading did not play defense at all lately. They shipped seven goals in the last two league clashes against Swansea City (a 4-4 draw at home) and Hull City (a 3-0 loss on the road).
However, since West Brom have been anything but impressive of late themselves, we see the draw as the best of the three outcome options. You can back this scenario at the 3.40 odds.
Reading vs West Brom Betting Tips
Draw @ 3.40 (12/5)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5) odd.