Reading – Brentford PREDICTION & TIPS
Reading and Brentford are fighting at Madejski Stadium in a match for the 28th round of the Championship. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, 16-09-2017, the two teams tied (1-1). The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, who in the last 3 games won 2 and lost 1. However, in the last match at this stadium, in a game for Championship on 14-02-2017, Reading managed to win, by (3-2). The goals of the game were scored by J. Swift (22 ‘), D. Williams (77’) and R. Beerens (81 ‘) for Reading and Jota Peleteiro (63′) and L. Vibe the Brentford. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the home / outside condition, since Reading presents different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in 18th place with 29 points, after 7 wins, 8 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate game, lost at home against Birmingham City by (0-2). In the latter, tied off against Hull City by (0-0). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Stevenage for (3-0). For the championship, Reading had 9 points out of 30, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in their last 10 games at their home stadium. In their home league matches the most frequent result in the break was 0-1 (5 out of 13 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 27 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 14 times and never managed to return to the result. There have been 1 period in the last 13 home games for this competition: they suffered 8 of their 17 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Reading kicks off this game with a 3-0 victory over Stevenage, advancing in this way to the next phase of the FA Cup. However, the home team is in a difficult phase and has not won for seven consecutive games. Usually Dutch coach Jaap Stam will line up an offensive team, drawn in 4-3-3, with Kermorgant the most offensive reference. However, right-back Barrow is Reading’s top scorer with 7 goals scored. One of the great valences of the housekeepers is in the ability to create danger through the flanks. Quinn, Obita, Mendes and McShane are absent from this match due to injury.
The visiting team is currently in 11th place with 40 points earned after 10 wins, 10 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate game, lost out against Wolverhampton Wanderers by (3-0). In the last game, won at home against Bolton Wanderers by (2-0). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with a total of 22 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with a total of 22 goals scored and 15 conceded. For the championship, Brentford had 14 points out of 30, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in their last 10 away games. In his league games as a visitor, the most frequent result at half-time was 0-0 (5 out of 13 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 27 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 turnaround.
The Brentford had a good start to the season, however, had a yield decline and fell several positions in the league table. Still, in the last game the visiting team won a good result by beating Bolton 2-0. One of Brentford’s most serious problems this season is on the defensive line, especially away from home: he averaged 1.54 goals per game. Analyzing Dean Smith’s team, it is possible to note that Ollie Watkins is a cornerstone in the team: Englishman is the top scorer with 7 goals scored. For this game the outsider coach has all the players at his disposal.
Reading – Brentford FREE TIPS
Reading – Win @ 3.11
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90