Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Reading:
England – Championship.
Date: Saturday, 13 August, 2016
Kick-off: 15:00 UK.
Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton).
Wolverhampton Wanderers had done brilliantly well to hold Rotherham United to a 2-2 draw in their opening fixture away from home. The hosts rushed to a 2-0 lead inside 20 minutes from kick-off and it looked like an uphill task from there for the visiting Wolves. But the visitors responded quick enough to cancel out the deficit by goals from George Saville and Icelandic striker Jon Bodvarsson. The visitors were reduced to 10-men after Dominic Iorfa was shown a straight red card, but they held on to share the spoils on the afternoon.
Reading were dominant in the 1-0 home win over Preston North End in their opening fixture. Despite the narrow margin of victory, The Royals had most of the ball and better chances. The final score would have been much more comfortable if they had taken their chances well. This was followed by another convincing display in the 2-0 win over Plymouth in the Capital One fixture on Wednesday. With back-to-back wins from their first two competitive fixtures of the season, Reading will be looking to put an end to their bad form on the road.
Wolves vs Reading: Head-to-Head Stats
- Out of the 23 meetings between the two Reading have won 10, while Wolves won 8 and 5 matches ended in draws.
- It is also Even-Stevens in the eleven matches played at Wolverhampton as both teams share 5 wins each, with just 1 match ending in a draw.
- Reading have a pretty strong record against the Wolves in recent clashes as they lost just once in the last 8 meetings, with 5 wins and 2 draws.
Wolves vs Reading: Prediction
Despite Reading’s recent success over Wolves, they were seen struggling on the road at the tail end of last season. They had lost in 13 of the last 17 away games, managing just 2 wins and 2 draws. Also, only three teams have recorded less points on away games than them last season. Their credentials while playing away from home remains in question as they have managed just 10 wins from 46 league games over the last two seasons.
Wolves were unbeaten in last 7 home games in the Championship 2015/16, however four of those were goal-less draws. Their overall record at home in the 2015/16 season was a solid one after registering just 6 losses from 23 matches. Combining this with the head-to-head record and the recent form of the two sides, there is a good chance that this fixture might end up in a stalemate.
There is also a very good chance to witness under 2.5 goals on Saturday, which was the case in three of the last four home games of Wolves against Reading.
Wolves vs Reading: Tips
- Double Chance Wolves/Draw.
- Under 2.5 goals.