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29/09/2018 Kick Off:  3:00 pm Griffin Park V Predicted Score:2 - 0

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Match Summary

3 It's a long shot, but…

Reading’s only away victory over Brentford in the Championship occurred back in August 2015. The score was 3-1 on that occasion, and a repeat of that in this match can be backed at 50/1 with bet365, which is a very interesting price in the football score predictions market.

50/1 Reading to win 3-1
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One to Watch: Neal Maupay

Neal Maupay is the leading scorer in the Championship this season having managed eight goals in his seven appearances during the 2018-19 campaign.

Maupay netted 12 Championship goals for Brentford last term, but is well on his way to improving on that total this season.

The 22-year-old has been playing through a minor injury in recent weeks according to his manager Dean Smith, but will not be taking time out of the team.

Maupay will fancy his chances of causing Reading’s defence a lot of problems in this match, and the Frenchman can be backed at 16/5 in the first goalscorer market with 888sport as part of the best football betting tips for the weekend.

16/5 Neal Maupay to score first
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Team News

Brentford's Last Six:
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Sergi Canos could come into the Brentford side having appeared off the bench in the 3-1 defeat to Derby County at the weekend.

Neal Maupay, meanwhile, will again lead the attack as the Frenchman looks to add to the eight Championship goals he has already managed this season.

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Reading will be without the services of experienced defender John O’Shea, who picked up a red card in the 3-0 win over Hull City at the weekend.

Sam Baldock and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson were both on the scoresheet against Hull, and should keep their positions in the final third of the field.

Brentford vs Reading Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Will Brentford capitalise on home advantage against Reading?

Seventh-placed Brentford will welcome 20th-placed Reading to Griffin Park in the Championship this weekend. Brentford slipped down the table courtesy of their 3-1 defeat at Derby County last time out, but the Bees are only three points off the top of the division, and will fancy their chances of returning to winning ways this weekend. Reading, meanwhile, have had a tough start to the campaign, but the Royals will enter this match full of confidence following a 3-0 win over Hull City last time out.

Brentford are 9/20 as part of the best football betting tips. As mentioned above in this Championship preview, Dean Smith’s side suffered a 3-1 defeat at Derby in the Championship on Saturday. That was just their second loss of the 2018-19 season, however, and despite sitting seventh, are actually only three points off division leaders Leeds United. The Bees have also won all five of their home competitive matches this season, which is certainly worth considering in this Championship preview.

Reading are 13/2 to make it back-to-back Championship wins. The Royals only won one of their first eight matches of the 2018-19 campaign, but have now been victorious in two of their last three in the league, including a 3-0 victory over Hull on Saturday afternoon. Paul Clement’s team have also only lost one of their four away Championship matches this season. That said, Reading have been victorious in just one of their last five Championship fixtures with their opponents this weekend.

The draw is 16/5, and it is worth considering in the Championship predictions market that the last meeting between Brentford and Reading at Griffin Park finished level. That was their first draw since April 2002, however, and as discussed above, Brentford have been very strong on home soil during the 2018-19 campaign, which points towards a home success in this match.

Predicted Score: Brentford 2 - 0 Reading

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Written by Matt Law

Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.