Reading

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20/01/2018 | 3:00 pm

Brentford

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Madejski

20/01/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: Brentford who are sniffing around the playoff positions visit a Reading side in dire need of a win and some points.

Last time: Reading won this fixture 3-2 last season on Valentine’s day 2017, thanks to goalscorers John Swift, Daniel Williams and Roy Beerens.

This time: Reading are 9/4 to win this one while Brentford are 5/4 and the draw is at 12/5.

You might remember: Last season’s 3-2 thriller in which John Swift opened the scoring against the team he had spent the previous year on loan from Chelsea at.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Reading haven’t won a home league game since November

Brentford has had the better of the record in the last seven meetings between these two sides coming away with a win on four occasions compared to Reading’s paltry two victories.

The Royals are 9/4 to win but are suffering from some poor form at home with just three wins and four draws so far this season.

The Bees are 5/4 to come away with the three points here, they have won four times away from home while drawing three times.

The draw is 12/5, the last meeting between the sides ended in a 1-1 draw at Brentford.

The home side’s top goalscorer Mo Barrow on seven goals is 8/1 to score first while midfielder John Swift is 31/10 to score anytime.

In-form striker Lasse Vibe, who has six goals in his last six games for Brentford, is 5/1 to score first.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Danish striker Lasse Vibe has hit a decent bit of goalscoring form by netting six times in as many games and is 10/1 to score two or more goals.

2

We fancy:

Brentford to score in both halves is 12/5 and the Bees have managed this feat ten times this season.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Brentford’s John Egan is 25/1 to open the scoring – the defender has found the net twice already this season and is an aerial threat from set pieces.

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Written by Ciro Di Brita

Ciro Di Brita is a football fan and fanatic of all things Naples – not least Napoli. A published author and novelist based in Ireland, Ciro will happily turn his hand to writing on any topic but will always try to work in a reference to Napoli wherever possible.