West Bromwich Albion vs Reading
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 6th October 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich)
West Bromwich Albion made a wrong step in the previous round and the team will try everything to put things right this time against Reading.
WBA are currently 1 point behind the 3 leading sides sitting on 4th place. The team obviously has 1 aim and its promotion so the room for mistakes gets smaller. The team lets occasional slip ups but overall plays well and looks to be decently consistent. Still they need some more stability at the back as sometimes The Magpies let easy goals slip in.
Wednesday was one of those days with problems at the back. WBA actually got real lucky to avoid the defeat in this game. They visited Hillsborough and Sheffield took a 2-0 lead in the first half. The game was going in the Owls favour but 2 minute madness near the end enabled Albion to equalize and get a point.
Reading looks like a team which is disappointing their fans again. Following their elimination in the playoffs 2 years ago the Royals are nowhere near that standard. The team is near the drop zone sitting just 2 points above 22nd Millwall. The team has troubles at both ends of the pitch and inconsistency is marking their season. They will either fail to score or make costly mistakes at the back but in both cases they disappoint. Victories with 3-0 like that against Hull a few rounds ago are more and exclusion than a norm.
On Tuesday Reading suffered a heavy blow. The Royals played rivals for survival QPR at home and their fans were hoping for a positive result. It was just not meant to be. The hosts dominated possession but QPR managed to score the only goal to grab all the points leaving Reading empty handed.
West Brom vs Reading: Head-to-head
- WBA have 4 straight victories at home
- WBA have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 home games
- Reading is unbeaten in 4 games on the road but has only 1 victory in them
- Reading have won the last 2 meetings with WBA but both of them were played at Madejski Stadium
- WBA is unbeaten in 5 games against Reading at home
West Brom vs Reading: Predictions
As I mentioned above WBA are having sometimes issues at the back. Still their amazing attack compensates for this. There are goals to be expected in this game. Also The Magpies are the definite favourites to get the points. Reading defensive line will have huge troubles keeping them away from their goal.
West Brom vs Reading: Bet Tips
WBA to win at 1.55
Over 2.5goals at 1.70.