West Brom (@1.61) vs Reading (@5.5)
21-08-2019

Our Prediction:

West Brom will win

West Brom – Reading Match Prediction | 21-08-2019

The Baggies do not want to give up on their Premier League dream and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at the Royals in the midweek fixture. West Bromwich Albion will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Luton Town when they host Reading at the Hawthorns on Matchday 4. WBA are eyeing their first home win of the season and seeing that Reading recorded only one win in previous 20 away games in the Championship, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Slaven Bilics troops.

A man to watch in the away team will be Jay Rodrigues, who is enjoying yet another successful season. Reading want this win more than WBA, but given the quality of the away team, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Ivory Coast attacker Meite found the net in the 1-1 draw with the Robins on Friday afternoon, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.

West Brom vs Reading Betting Tips

The Baggies, on the other hand, have already booked their place in the Championship play-offs, but they surely want to finish the 2018/2019 season in style. Thanks to a 1-1 draw with Bristol City on Matchday 43 Reading moved one step closer to securing yet another Championship survival. The Royals are still sitting in the danger zone in the standings, but seeing that they are undefeated in previous three league fixtures, coach Jose Gomes can breathe easier ahead of the visit of WBA.

Both teams are blessed with goalscorers and as such it might pay to take a couple of player bets to score at any time. For the hosts, Yakou Meite continues to do the business with five in five and represents value here. For Albion, Dwight Gayle is an obvious call but at bigger prices we like Stefan Johansen who was given licence to get forward as the Black Country outfit played a 3-5-2 on Friday.

In their last 5 matches, we saw 19 goals so we can expect lots of them on this occasion as well. But since they won the last match 3-0 against Cardiff they are eager to continue their winning streak. On the other hand, Reading or The Royals as they call them in England is not in such a good form as the hosts. Summer signing George Puscas will be their key player for the new season, but he will have a hard job to do against The Baggies. Currently, they are in 17th place with 2 losses and 1 win.

Reading vs West Bromwich Albion H2H Last Matches

I believe that we will see an exciting clash with plenty of goals, where the hosts are a clear favorite. West Bromwich vs Reading prediction is written before the 4th round of the English Championship, a match that will take place at The Hawthorns Stadium in West Bromwich. However, you should read my match preview to get the best betting tips and correct score predictions for this fixture.

After four games without a clean sheet, theyre starting to look too open. The hosts seem to have built up their side well this season. With seven points on the board, its not quite doom and gloom, but the Baggies should be concerned about their defence. After their fifth-place finish, last term the mood should be high, especially given Slaven Bilic has taken the reins. However, their performances arent quite clicking yet. Theyve added quality in the middle of the park, brought through young players and replaced any major departures in the side.

West Brom have a lot of quality player and have high ambitions for the new season. West Bromwich, commonly known as The Baggies, is currently in good shape and they are in the 3rd place in the Championship with 7 points from 2 wins and 1 draw and 5:3 goal difference. West Broms team is worth 90,250,000 EUR, while on the other side Reading is worth 48,200,000 EUR. Slaven Bilis side will be looking to continue their positive start to the campaign and will try to score from the first minute. In their last 5 matches they had mixed results with 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss and those matches were under 2.5 goals. Their main objective for the match will be ball possession with short passes to Charlie Austin.

Today's Tips

Their 2-1 loss at Hull City was the fifth consecutive away league game in which theyve found the net. On the bright side, Reading are at least scoring on their travels. Now the visitors look improved going forward, so they should be a threat here. They have scored five times across their first three games of the season, while they scored away to six of the top eight in the Championship last term.

The 180-cm-tall footballer played for Barnet from 2012 to 2016 and he scored 14 goals in 169 appearances for the Bees. Andy Yiadom then decided to take a step forward in his career as he moved to Championship side Barnsley. At the end of the 2010/2011 campaign Yiadom moved to Braintree Town and after scoring seven goals in 27 appearances for the Iron he signed a contract with Barnet.