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 7 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

0.7

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

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
L H

13-03-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

17-03-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

30-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-04-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

28-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

06-05-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Reading Form Guide

Reading Team Logo

Reading

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L A

13-03-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

17-03-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

14-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

06-05-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 0

(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

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

0.6

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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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Daniel Bentley 188 72
14 CD John Egan 185 72
20 LB Josh Clarke 173 70
5 CD Andreas Bjelland 188 85
3 RB Rico Henry 170 66
11 CM Ollie Watkins 179 70
19 CM Romaine Sawyers 175 67
15 CDM Ryan Woods 173 64
12 CDM Kamohelo Mokotjo 167 63
7 CM Florian Jozefzoon 173 70
9 CF Neal Maupay 171 69
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Vito Mannone 188 77
6 CD Liam Moore 186 86
5 CD Paul McShane 183 72
2 LB Chris Gunter 180 71
24 RB Tyler Blackett 186 80
16 CDM David Edwards 183 78
4 CDM Joey van den Berg 182 84
14 CM Sone Aluko 173 62
38 CM Liam Kelly 168 65
12 CM Garath McCleary 188 76
23 CF Jon Dadi Boedvarsson 190 85