Preview updated at 21:34 18/10/2020 UKT
Reading v Wycombe Wanderers
Wycombe Wanderers to win
Tipped at 2020-10-18 21:04 UKT (always check current prices before betting)
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Reading vs Wycombe Wanderers Match Preview and Prediction

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Madejski Stadium will see Reading welcoming Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday 20 October, for a Championship clash. The start time is 8:00pm (UK).

See the drama unfold live on Sky Sports Red Button.

The following sections detail the logic for the prediction in this game.

The stats point to the existence of some attractive value when these two sides meet. Frog breaks it down in this preview.

Betting Odds for Reading vs Wycombe Wanderers

Bet365 go 1.57 about Reading; Unibet are best price 4.05 for the draw; William Hill are offering 6.0 about Wycombe Wanderers.

Turning to the Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 1.93 via Bet Victor and the best price for Under 2.5 goals is 1.9 offered by Bet365.

Here we have the current odds for the Both Teams To Score (BTTS) market. If you like "Yes", it is available at 2.0 with Betfair Sportsbook. And "No can be snapped up at 1.9 for account holders at Bet Victor.

Head To Head

Followers will remember the most recent match-up in this head-to-head. Reading played Wycombe Wanderers in 2019; it was a Carabao Cup match. At the final whistle, the result was a 1-1 draw.

This was the first match between these two sides in the ten years of data analysed.


Reading have 13 points in Championship, which puts them in 1st place.

In their recent form over the last year, they have played 38 matches. They have 17 wins; 11 draws; and 10 losses. This gives Reading a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 44%-28%-26%.

Over this 12-month period, they average 1.39 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 0.97.

At home over this time, they have a win rate of 45% (9 wins). There have been 20 home fixtures. 25% (5) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 30% (6) resulting in a loss for the home side.

On average they have scored 1.35 goals when at home in this period. They have conceded 0.95.

In their last ten matches, across all competitions, they have averaged 1.5 goals per match and 6 of these latest matches have been victories. There have been 5 occasions when both Reading and their opponents have scored. The number of matches with a total of three goals or more is 4 games in these last ten outings.

Wycombe Wanderers

Looking over the last year, they have played 35 matches. They have 14 wins; 7 draws; and 14 losses. This gives Wycombe Wanderers a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 40%-20%-40%.

In this period, they have an average of 1.17 goals for, and 1.46 goals against.

A look at their away record in this time. They have a win rate of 35% (6 wins) from the latest 17 away fixtures. 23% (4) of these games away from home have been a draw, with the remaining 41% (7) resulting in a loss when they are the away team.

On average they have scored 1.06 goals when away in this last year; they have conceded 1.53.

The recent form stats for this side have highlighted a number of positive indicators for Frog's assessment.

This is a team low in confidence, without a win in their last five.

Frog's betting tip for Reading vs Wycombe Wanderers

Reading are rightly favoured here, but Frog is picking the underdogs; Wycombe Wanderers to win at a price of 6.0 with William Hill. With these prices, the market view is that it will be an unlikely result to most observers. But there is definitely some value to be had here, so it is Frog's prediction that an upset is on the cards.