Kick Off: 3PM Saturday 12th January 2013.
Unless Brian Mcdermott starts to find some magic dust from somewhere then Reading are heading for a quick return to the Championship. Unfortunately trying to stay in the Premier League requires more than just making more signings - Just ask QPR on that one. The team has to outperform as a collective and whilst Reading have endeavour and are not shipping goals - it is at the other end of the pitch where they are having problems with only two goals in their last four games.
After a very good start to the season West Bromwich have started to splutter with six players out injured and surprisingly losing to Fulham in their last home game. However they sre still strong in attack and Steve Clarke must be confident of going to Reading and gaining at least a point for their travels.
Whether to bet on the draw or the away win is the main decision here but I think with Reading's defensive frailty I'm going to dive into the goals scored market for this one and go for over 2.5 goals to be scored in the match.
Essential Match Facts
|Reading | Team Betting ||West Bromwich | Team Betting |
|Position: 19th ||Position: 7th |
|Last Four Match Results||Last Four Match Results|
|Tottenham 3 Reading 1||West Brom 1 Fulham 2|
|Reading 1 West Ham 0||Man Utd 2 West Brom 0|
|Reading 0 Swansea 0||QPR 1 West Brom 2|
|Man City 1 Reading 0||West Brom 2 Norwich 1|
|Roberts - Thigh||Fortune - Hamstring|
|Mcarthy - Thigh||Gera - Knee|
Olsson - Groin
|Popov - Hamstring|
|Reid - Calf|
|Yacob - Hamstring|