Swansea City vs Reading FC
Date: Wednesday, 30 December 2020
Kick-Off at 20.00 UK
Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea.
This year’s action in English Championship is going to be wrapped up in Wales where Swansea City welcome Reading FC. Both teams are currently sitting in the top six positions but not so decent forms in the last thirty days. This especially goes for Royals who were defeated three times in the last five appearances.
Reading were the biggest surprise package of the campaign after an incredible start with seven victories and one draw. Their form has declined drastically and they are barely staying within the playoff border. Still, pre-season expectations were not this high but obviously coach Veljko Paunovic is doing one hell of a job. In terms of the odds, Swansea City are the favourites at 2.00 odds.
Swansea vs Reading Head-to-head
A big majority of most recent head to head encounters between these two teams offered a lot of action and goals. Four out of the last six ended either Over 2.5 or with BTTS.
Swansea demolished Reading in the last season at Madejski Stadium 4-1, while result at this venue was 1-1.
There was total of 25 duels in the past and Swans have 10-7 leading in terms of victories, but they haven’t been convincing at home at all.
Swansea vs Reading Prediction
Everyone who follows English football knows that Swansea’s strongest link is defense. Their back line has conceded only 12 goals in 21 games, which is making them the best in the league when it comes to this segment.
Not many teams were able to score at this venue, as the goal difference after ten matches in Wales is 13-4.
The most dangerous player within Steve Cooper’s roster is experienced Andre Ayew who managed to score eight goals in 20 appearances. He scored the opener last weekend against QPR. Swans won that game easily 2-0 FT.
After suffering back to back losses versus Norwich City and Brentford, Reading FC have returned to winning ways last weekend against Luton 2-1. Team still lacks consistency, especially against top teams. One of their best players Lucas Joao is probably going to miss this duel as well, so we see good value in backing hosts here.
Swansea vs Reading Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.00
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.96.