Brentford vs Reading Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: Griffin Park

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Brentford vs Reading Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) game features two sides in need of points at the bottom end of the Championship table.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Brentford will aim to bounce back from defeat on Tuesday night when they suffered a 2-1 loss away to Sheffield Wednesday. The Bees took a ninth minute lead through Nico Yennaris but could not hold on and found the Owls too strong. Reading also suffered a defeat last as they lost 1-0 at home to Bristol City at the weekend and had a midweek off. The game seemed to be headed for a draw until the 84th minute Aden Flint strike saw the Robins escape with all three points. The home side won both meetings last season with the game at the Madejski ending 3-2 and the one at Griffin Park 4-1. Lasse Vibe has three in the last four battles between the duo including one in both fixtures in the last campaign.

Betting Tips and Predictions

I think this might represent the best chance of Brentford winning a game for quite a while but I just can’t bring myself to side with them at these prices.  I don’t think Reading scream out to be backed either though so look elsewhere for your bets. Neither are side are firing in the goals currently with both featuring among the six lowest scoring teams in the division. I think under 2.5 goals then looks the way to play this tricky looking game. What little goals that happen will likely come in the second-half as 50% of the goals Brentford have scored have come in the final 15 minutes while 100% of the goals that Reading have bagged have come in the last 45 minutes.

Under 2.5 goals in this game

Second-half to be the highest scoring 45 minutes.

Brentford saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Brentford saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Reading

Reading saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Brentford

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Brentford Form Guide

Brentford Team Logo

Brentford

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
D H

06-05-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

06-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Boreham Wood Team Logo Boreham Wood

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Karlsruher SC Team Logo Karlsruher SC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Wycombe Wanderers Team Logo Wycombe Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

04-08-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

11-08-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-08-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Reading Form Guide

Reading Team Logo

Reading

Won

1

Draw

3

Lost

6
L A

30-06-2018

Club Friendlies

Eastleigh Team Logo Eastleigh

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Besiktas Team Logo Besiktas

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Rubin Kazan Team Logo Rubin Kazan

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

03-08-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

18-08-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Brentford Preview

It is just three points from their first seven fixtures for the Bees who sit in 23rd place a far cry from the promotion dark-horses they were expected to be. They have no win in the league this season though they do have some winnable fixtures coming up. At home, they have drawn their last two with Wolves and Bristol City while suffering a defeat to Nottingham Forest. The last game in front of their own fans was without a goal but the five previous all went over 3.5 goals. Neal Maupay is the only Brentford to have scored more than one goal this season though he has not netted in the last four league ties. 50% of the goals that they have scored in the Championship came in the final 15 minutes.

Brentford Team News

Lasse Vibe (foot) is a doubt while Lewis Macleod (cruciate) is also set to miss out.

Reading Preview

The Royals sit in 17th place after seven fixtures with seven points and are finding it hard to bounce back after play-off heartache last time out.  It has been a mixed bag from their last five with two victories, one draw and two defeats. On the road, they did win their last match but before that lost their other two this season and last four over two campaigns. Their three away trips have produced a total of just five goals with none of them going over 2.5 goals. No Royals player has netted more than once this season as they are feeling the loss of influential striker Yann Kermorgant. 100% of the goals that they got have come in the second 45 minutes.

Reading Team News

John Swift and Callum Harriott (both hamstring) are closing in on a return while Tennai Watson (knock) and Yann Kermorgant (hip) are both ruled out.

Brentford Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Reading Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Brentford vs Reading Sidelined Players

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