Wolverhampton vs Reading – Championship: The leaders, after a 4-1 loss away from home, host a Reading that is too close to the relegation zone to feel comfortable.
Nuno Espírito Santo’s team lost convincingly on their last match away from home and in this match, they will want to respond, against a Reading that gets more points away than at home.
Wolverhampton has been somewhat unstable on their last couple of matches,
but we have to see that out of their last 4 matches, only 1 of them was at home, where they’ve drawn, and therefore their instability is understandable, also because they’ve played away from home against 2 teams that are fighting for promotion.
With 35 goals scored at home, with an average of goals scored above 2 per match, they will have an opportunity to win in front of their own fans, so I expect the home side to play on the attack.
They have a solid defence, in numbers, but they have conceded 11 goals on their last 8 matches, despite 6 of them being on the away matches at Aston Villa and Fulham.
That way, with their numbers at home showcasing a best performance than on the road, I expect them to react after that loss.
With 1 victory on their last 8 matches, Reading has been going through a rough patch.
They sit in 19th place of the league table and therefore they are too close to the relegation zone, which means they will not want to lose any match, with any point they can get from now on being very important.
With a record away from home, in terms of points, better than their record at home, they count with 5 victories, 5 draws and 7 losses on the road.
With 21 goals scored as visitors, they score in 71% of their away matches, and have an average of 1.24 goals scored per match in that condition. With 22 goals conceded on the road, this team has much better stats away from home.
With their goals appearing usually during the 2nd half (with only 4 of them being scored in the first half while 17 of them have been scored in the 2nd), this means that this team tends to go after the result on the 2nd half.
Wolverhampton vs Reading – Betting Tip and Prediction:
With a team that scored 80% of its goals on the 2nd half and that concedes 45% of its goals in the first half playing against a team that, at home, has only conceded 4 goals in the first half,
while having already scored 17, the obvious bet is on Wolverhampton here. Since I expect the leaders to react after the loss to Aston Villa, I will bet on them to be leading at half-time.
|Wolverhampton to win 1st Half||