Over 2.5 Goals at 6/5 – ★★☆
2-2 Draw at 14/1 – ★☆☆
- Three or more goals have been scored in four of Reading’s five home Championship games this season.
- Three or more goals have been scored in two of Huddersfield’s three away games this term.
- Three or more goals have been scored in the past four head-to-head meetings, averaging out at 4.5 per game.
High goal expectancy when Royals meet Terriers
Two teams with a recent history of producing goals when they meet face off on Saturday when high-flying Reading host struggling Huddersfield at Select Car Leasing Stadium. In a bizarre twist of circumstances there is more doubt over the Reading manager’s position than the situation at Huddersfield after the Terriers appointed Mark Fotheringham as their new head coach.
The 38-year-old has coached in Germany and Scotland, most recently acting as Felix Magath’s assistant at Hertha Berlin, but has playing experience of the Championship.
He may not change too much for this first game as Town got a win under their caretaker coaches last time out. That win over Cardiff led to Steve Morison’s sacking and speculation over Paul Ince moving west to take over the reins, but the Royals boss remains in Berkshire for now.
New manager bounce makes result tough to call
Reading won their first four home league games of the season but turned in a shocker against Sunderland when last in front of their own fans, although they did get back to winning ways at Wigan before the international break. New managers tend to illicit some sort of bounce and clubs with uncertainty at the top can often disappoint, so it may be best to leave the match odds well alone.
Backing over 2.5 goals in the contest at odds against prices could be a solid path to profit as neither team has been defensively tight this term. Three or more goals have been scored in four of Reading’s five home Championship games this season and also in two of Huddersfield’s three away games this term
Three or more goals have been scored in the past four head-to-head meetings too, which average 4.5 goals per game, which encourages a correct score play on a 2-2 draw. Reading were averaging two goals per home game before the 3-0 reverse to the Black Cats while Huddersfield have shipped exactly two goals in each of their three Championship road trips this term.