Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 21 April 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Hillsborough Stadium (Sheffield).
Both Sheffield Wednesday and Reading featured the promotional playoffs in the previous term of the Championship, but they shared a similar destiny being nowhere near such accomplishment this season. As the matter of fact, the Royals are yet to secure the survival in the second tier. As miracle would, however, be needed for them to drop down to League One as Reading sit five points above the line with only three games left to play.
The Owls will come into Saturday’s clash in higher spirits after beating Hull City 0-1 at KCOM last weekend. Jos Luhukay looks to have found a winning formula since Sheffield Wednesday won four of last six league matches, the bets run they’ve had so far in the season. The hosts have been pretty efficient in the final third over the last couple of weeks, inspired by strong displays from Atdhe Nuhiu and Lucas Joao.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading: Head-to-head
Reading lead the head to head tie by three wins ahead of their 20th encounter with Sheffield Wednesday.
The Owls were more successful in the FA Cup clash in January when they dispatched Reading 3-1 at Hillsborough.
The league clash saw a goalless draw in November last year at Madejski.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading: Prediction
Paul Clement failed to turn a corner for Reading after taking over Jaap Stam on the bench. The Royals obviously struggle for consistency. They won just two of last 13 matches across competitions. They will come into this after barely saving a point in the home clash with the rock-bottomed Sunderland last weekend.
Reading have been dreadful travellers for a while now. They lost five and drew one of last six games on the road, having shipped three goals in three of last four league ties away from Madejski. This, combined with Sheffield’s rise in form when it comes to the attacking performances, makes us back the hosts to net two or more goals at 2.20 as the main betting option.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading: Bet Tips
Sheffield Wednesday Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.20
Sheffield Wednesday to win @ 2.15