West Brom vs Reading Prediction & Match Preview

West Brom vs Reading
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich).

Resembling the runs in the previous campaign, West Brom has gotten possession of a playoff spot already. Meanwhile, Reading is above the relegation line by a small margin. Last time around, Brom was a major contender to get promoted, but they failed to keep the momentum going towards the end of their campaign.

They are determined to make amends for that this campaign and has started on the right note. The team is unbeaten so far, and if not for their draw against Millwall, another playoff contender, the squad could have laid claim on a 100% winning record.

Meanwhile, Reading had lost both of their opening two fixtures and saved face only with their win against Cardiff.

West Brom vs Reading Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last six meetings saw five home wins and a draw.
  • The only Championship victory Reading has posted was back in 2004.
  • Reading is winless at this venue.
  • The hosts have never failed to find the back of the net at this stadium.

West Brom vs Reading Prediction

West Brom is and has been one of the best teams in the competition, and will be a major player in the race for promotion this season. On the other hand, Reading avoided relegation last time around by a whisker and seems eager to repeat that feat once again.

On top of that, they are on the road, and in fact, have never won an h2h encounter at this venue, and never have kept a clean sheet as well.

Going on, Reading could register just two wins from their last 24 road trips, whereas, West Brom lost just thrice in front of their home crowd in their previous 23 attempts.

Importantly, the last six h2h clashes saw five home wins and a draw, and the only Championship victory Reading could make claim to, was almost 15 years back.

With these observations definitely picking the hosts as the favorites, it’s logical to stand by that choice.

West Brom vs Reading Betting Tips

  • West Brom to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • To Score the First Goal: West Brom @ 1.40 (2/5).