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Reading vs Wolverhampton Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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  • Madejski Stadium
Reading
Wolves

Tip Reasoning

Wolves looked to have turned a corner under Paul Lambert but things have taken a real turn for the worse in recent weeks and they are now deep in the relegation scrap. On current form it’s very hard to see them getting anything from this game.

The Black Country side have lost all of their last 5 matches in all competitions. The most recent of those 4 games were all at home too so they’ll probably be glad to get away from Molineux where they’ve been very poor all season. Their average of 1.25 points per game away is significantly better than what they’ve managed at home but it’s still nothing amazing. A whole month has passed since their last away fixture and that was a bitterly disappointing 2-1 defeat at Burton, who are now above Wolves in the table. Paul Lambert’s side could slip into the drop-zone this weekend and they may well be reliant on other team’s slipping up, as this is a really tough game.

Reading have won 65% of their Championship home games this season and that record is the basis for their surprise promotion push. They do come into this one following defeats away to fellow promotion hopefuls Brighton and Huddersfield but this ought to be a considerably easier game and their form at the Madejski has remained strong, with 10 points from their last 4 outings in Berkshire.

One of their real stars this season and particularly over the last month has been midfielder John Swift. The youngster has found the net in 4 of his last 9 appearances for the club and gets in lots of advanced positions so he should be a threat here and backing Swift to score anytime at 13/5 looks to offer value.

Overall a home win does look the most likely outcome. Wolves are in the midst of a terrible run of form while Reading are very strong at home, averaging 2.18 points per game at the Madejski this term. Therefore, backing Reading to Win at 5/4 looks to offer real value.

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