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Reading vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips

Published on 3:00pm GMT 23 January 2016

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      Reading vs Sheffield Wednesday Predictions


      Carlos Carvalhal has done an outstanding job with the Yorkshire club and with money to spend this window, Sheffield Wednesday might just be capable of staying the course in the battle for promotion. 2 goals in 3 minutes from Gary Hooper ensured the Owls beat local rivals Leeds last weekend and it extended their 100% record in 2016 to 4 matches. It also convinced the Portuguese boss to sign Hooper on a permanent basis and he completed his move from Norwich on Friday.

      The win moved Wednesday into the play-off places, a feat they have rarely achieved during their time in this division. They have never finished higher than 9th in the Second tier since losing top flight status in 2000 but as one of the form teams in the league they have every chance of getting a crack at the play-offs this term.

      That is likely to be beyond Reading who have made a mixed start to life under Brian McDermott once more. They came roaring back in the FA Cup in midweek though having fallen 2-0 down early on at home to Huddersfield. They ultimately secured a crushing 5-2 win to move into the next round thanks to a hat-trick from Matej Vydra and will take some confidence from that into this game you’d have thought.

      They have won 3 of their 4 home games under McDermott and have only lost once in 5 outings in 2016 so there are signs that Reading are on the up and they are playing a more expansive game so we should see a few goals here.

      There have been 3 or more goals in 6 of the last 9 matches involving Wednesday with the Owls scoring most of them and they will come here looking for another victory. Therefore odds of 23/20 for there to be over 2.5 goals in this one seem generous.

      Despite their good form at Hillsborough, Sheffield Wednesday have come unstuck fairly often on the road and have only won 1 of their last 7 away from home and have conceded 2 or more goals in 5 of those games. Therefore if you fancy a flutter with big potential returns consider backing a 3-2 home win at 33/1.

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