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15/09/2018 Kick Off:  3:00 pm Deepdale V Predicted Score:1 - 1

Away Reading

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Match Summary

1 Look out for:

Not a lot in the opening 45 minutes. Both sides come into the game under pressure, so it is unlikely either will adopt a gung-ho mentality. Reading have also looked hopeless in first halves so far this term. Therefore, 13/8 for the score to be 0-0 at half-time with bet365 is one of our football predictions, which will take some beating.

13/8 0-0 at half time
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2 We fancy:

The draw with goals is 7/2 with MansionBet and worth a flutter. Reading have picked up away draws in recent weeks and both involved goals, while exactly the same has occurred for Preston. In fact, the pair have been involved in four draws combined this season, all of which involved goals.

7/2 Draw with goals
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3 It's a long shot, but…

Reading win 3-1 is 37/1 with 10bet. Back in 2005, when Reading were chasing promotion, the Royals gave Preston a 3-1 thumping at Deepdale. This season’s meeting may end differently, but with Icelandic hotshot Bodvarsson in their ranks, anything is possible for the visitors.

37/1 Reading to win 3-1
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One to Watch: Jon Dadi Bodvarsson

Reading’s Icelandic centre-forward is their shining light in an otherwise-dismal start to the campaign.

The former super sub has netted three times in four games for the Royals this season, but it has still not been enough to lift the Berkshire club off the bottom.

However, with Bodvarsson’s knack for finding the back of the net, Reading will always have a chance, which is why at 3/1 to score anytime the striker is one of the best football betting tips for this one with BetBright.

3/1 Böðvarsson to score anytime
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Team News

Preston North End's Last Six:
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Alex Neil will welcome back forward Callum Robinson back from International duty to a heroes welcome after he made his Republic of Ireland debut in the defeat to Wales. Therefore, the Scot has a fully-fit squad to choose from.

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Under-pressure Paul Clement has at least the benefit of a fully-fit squad to choose from as he aims to get Reading’s first win of the season at a misfiring Preston North End.

Preston North End vs Reading Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Will Lukas Nmecha and Preston pile more misery on Reading?

If this game was in the Premier League, rest assured that it would be last on Match of the Day. Neither Preston North End nor Reading have started the season well, collecting only seven points from 12 games combined. Dire indeed – and it gets worse for former Real Madrid assistant Paul Clement, who has overseen just two of those points for rock-bottom Reading. Our Championship predictions makes for a nervy affair, with the pressure on. A draw would suit both sides, though, as a point is better than nothing and the sense is if the Royals lose, it could be curtains for Clement.

Preston are 8/11 to win, which appears a little short for a side who have lost half of their league games this season. However, Alex Neil’s men are yet to lose at home in 2018=19 and have picked up all of their points at Deepdale, making it one of the more solid football score predictions for this ,match.

Reading are 4/1 to win and may be worth backing in our Championship preview at that price. Although yet to win a game, both of Reading’s points have come on the road against stronger opposition than Preston, proving the Royals prefer being on the road.

The draw is 5/2 and that is today’s football prediction for the match result market. Reading have drawn twice on the road this season, whereas Preston have drawn twice at home this season. Therefore, this high-pressure encounter could well end with the spoils shared.

Under 2.5 goals is priced at 3/4. At the top of this section, we mentioned this game would be last on Match of the Day and that is largely due to the lack of goals. The two teams shared just two goals in 180 minutes of football in their last two meetings, and our football predictions expect that to continue.

Reading to score in the second half is 5/4, and that is one of the best football betting tips for the weekend. It has been seven halves of football since the Royals netted in the opening 45, with their last two goals coming in the second half.

Predicted Score: Preston North End 1 - 1 Reading

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Written by Ian Waterhouse

Ian Waterhouse is a sports, fitness and betting writer with extensive experience in all sectors of the gambling industry. When he’s not trawling through the odds, you’ll probably find Ian on the golf course – probably the bunker!