West Bromwich Albion vs Reading Match Preview and Prediction
On Wednesday evening (UK time) 21 August, West Bromwich Albion will be taking on Reading at The Hawthorns with a 8:00pm kick-off. This is a Championship match-up.
The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Red Button.
Read on for preview and match prediction.
The detail in the preview explains the key stats and metrics in this fixture and finalises the thinking underpinning the value. As always, bet responsibly.
Betting Odds for West Bromwich Albion vs Reading
A summary of the Match Odds:
West Bromwich Albion: 1.75 (Unibet)
Draw: 3.9 (Ladbrokes)
Reading: 5.25 (William Hill)
In terms of the Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 1.75 with the line makers at Betfair Sportsbook. The standout price for Under 2.5 goals is 2.1 offered by Bet365.
The bets for the BTTS market. If you like "Yes", it is currently available at 1.73 with William Hill. If you don't like that, "No" is available at 2.2 for the customers of Bet Victor.
Head To Head
West Bromwich Albion played Reading in April in a Championship game. At the final whistle, the score was a 0-0 draw.
In the last ten years of FTG records, these teams have met a total of 10 times. West Bromwich Albion have won in 3 of these head-to-head matches. Their opponents, Reading have won 3 matches. The other 4 matches ended in a draw.
In those matches, there has been an average of 3.0 goals. West Bromwich Albion have scored an average of 1.6. Reading have scored an average of 1.4 each time they've met.
Reviewing the home ground performance in this match-up, whichever side has been home has won 30% of the matches between them. The visiting side has won 30% in this head-to-head record.
West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion have 7 points in The Championship, putting them in 5th position.
In their recent form over the last year, they have played 57 matches. They have 27 wins; 15 draws; and 15 losses. This gives West Bromwich Albion a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 47%-26%-26%.
Over this period, they have scored 1.6 times per match, on average, while conceding 1.25.
Let's look at their record at home over the same time-frame. They have a win rate of 48% (14 wins) from 29 home fixtures. 34% (10) of these home games have been a draw, with the remaining 17% (5) ending in a loss.
When on home turf over the last year, their average number of goals scored is 1.79. They have conceded 1.24 on average.
Their last 4 matches have seen them score.
Right now Reading have 3 points in the Championship, giving them 17th position.
There have been 50 matches played by this side in the last year. They have 11 wins; 18 draws; and 21 losses. To summarise, Reading have a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 22%-36%-42%, in recent form.
Over this period, they have scored 1.14 times per match, on average, while conceding 1.52.
When away from home in this period, they have a win rate of 8% (2 wins) from the most recent 25 away fixtures. 48% (12) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 44% (11) resulting in a loss when they are the away team.
Their away scoring record for this period shows that their average number of goals scored is 0.88. They have conceded 1.56 on average.
Their recent performance, across all formats, shows that they have a total of 13 goals in their last ten matches and in this time they have a win rate of 20%. Of those ten matches, 7 of them have seen both sides score. The frequency of matches with a total of three goals or more is 6 games in their last ten outings.
And they have scored at least once in each of their last 5 matches.
While the preview has shown that there are some reasonable stats here, readers are advised to look in more depth at the West Bromwich Albion stats, and their price, for this match.
Frog's betting tip for West Bromwich Albion vs Reading
The market favours West Bromwich Albion and the FTG models also have them at a short price. FTG models expect them to stamp their authority, and the odds of 1.67 represent suitable value for fans of a short price favourite. Ladbrokes for this if you can see the favoured side delivering. Increasingly with West Bromwich Albion, we have a side developing a habit of scoring.