Fulham vs Reading – Championship: At a time where Fulham wants to
reach the direct promotion spots, they host a Reading that is only coming into this match with a 5-points advantage over the relegation zone.
On the previous round, at Sheffield Wednesday, they dominated and didn’t even allow their opponent a shot on goal. They’ve dominated the game and their only defect was being a bit lackluster.
They are coming, however, off some good results and even better when they play at home.
They have been unbeaten for 19 matches, scoring in all of them since then, and their ability to win has been increasing, with the team now being just outside of the direct promotion spots and clearly wanting to maintain their momentum.
They have been scoring 2 goals per match on their last 4 matches at home, with one of those matches inclusively being against Wolverhampton.
That’s a sign of the ability that this team has, and they shouldn’t ease up against a Reading that is completely within their reach.
On a delicate moment of the season, where every point is important, they are 5 points above the relegation zone.
Despite the moment of form they are on, they count with some victories on their last 8 matches, but when they played against an opponent at the top, they’ve lost by 3 goals, so this match will also reflect the inherent difficulties of playing against the top teams.
They count with 31 goals conceded away from home against 23 goals scored.
In this match, they will try to snatch as much points as they can, but it won’t be easy, and their permeable defence, playing away from home, will feel Fulham’s pressure.
I expect their approach to be delaying Fulham’s goal as much as they possibly can.
Fulham vs Reading – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Since this is not a decisive match for Reading, they will probably rotate some players and focus on their next match at home, where they are facing a more accessible opponent and where they can get the 3 points against Sunderland that is right behind them.
Fulham has to win here, and Reading will make their task harder until they concede or until they’re at a disadvantage, but I don’t see the visitors making the game of their lives because the schedule is tight and they have Sunderland up next.
The victory should appear naturally for the hosts and they shouldn’t win just by the minimum margin.
|Fulham AH -1.5||