Reading vs Swansea City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Reading vs Swansea City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This New Year’s Day fixture (kick-off 15:00) marks the first home game in the dugout for new Reading boss Jose Gomez against a 13th placed Swansea. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Reading saw their winless run extended to nine through they put to an end a two-game losing run with a 0-0 at QPR. The Royals were only marginally the weaker side and full value for their point.

Swansea put to an end their own two-game winless run but are now three without a victory following a 2-2 draw at home to Wigan. They were poor in the first-half but an own-goal and a Mike van der Hoorn effort secured them a point.

These two sides met in the reverse fixture on October 27th at the Liberty Stadium which the Welsh side won 2-0. Ollie McBurnie was the star of the show with a brace in a game the Swans dominated.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Swansea are unbackable at these prices having won just four of 12 on the road this season in the Championship. Reading are shown a few signs of being well arranged under their new boss but they still need to find a reliable scorer to get them out of danger.

After a poor first 45 minutes last time the Welsh side will not make the same mistake and I think we can expect a tight game early so take the match not to have an early goal which is set at 29:00. In addition, I think if the goals do come it will be in the second-half so back this to be the highest scoring 45 minutes.

 

NO goal before 29:00

Second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring half.

 

Reading saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Reading saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Swansea City

Swansea City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Swansea City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Reading

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Reading Form Guide

Reading Team Logo

Reading

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
L H

01-01-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

12-01-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

29-01-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

02-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

09-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-02-2019

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

16-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D H

23-02-2019

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Swansea City Form Guide

Swansea City Team Logo

Swansea City

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

12-01-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-01-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

29-01-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-02-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

13-02-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

17-02-2019

FA Cup

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

23-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

Reading Preview

The Royals have taken just five points from their last ten which is why they find themselves second bottom. They could do with help in a number of places in the January transfer window though a return to fitness of some of their injured forwards would be a huge assistance.

At the Madejski Stadium, the Berkshire outfit have lost their last two through they had lost just one of six prior to that. Yakou Meite has netted five times from the last six at this ground.

None of the last five Reading games have gone over 2.5 goals and have produced a total of just six goals. They are three without a goal which means just one of their last five and two of their last eight have seen both teams net.

 

Reading Team News

Liam Moore (calf), Tom McIntyre (knee) and Tiago Ilori (unknown) are doubts while Paul McShane (also knee),  Adrian Popa (ankle), Jordan Obita (cruciate) and Saeid Ezzatolahi (thigh) are all long-term absentees. Leandro Bacuna and Tyler Blackett are both set to miss out through suspension.

Swansea City Preview

The Swans have taken just one point from their last three and won just two of their previous eight matches. They sit in 13th place and manager Graham Potter must hope he is backed in the transfer window this time around.

Away from the Liberty, the Welsh outfit have a mixed record of late with three victories and three defeats in the last six. They have netted at least once in each of their last five on the road.

Seven of the last eight Swansea have played in the Championship have seen both teams find the back of the net. It is the same number of games that have gone over 2.5 goals with four of these going over 3.5.

 

Swansea City Team News

Luciano Narsingh (hamstring), Tom Carroll (hip) and Jordi Govea (unknown) are doubts.  Martin Olsson (Achilles) has been ruled out for the season.

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

Swansea City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 vs Swansea City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Anssi Jaakkola 195 88
27 RB Omar Richards - -
4 CD John O'Shea 191 75
20 CD Tiago Ilori 190 80
3 LB Andy Yiadom 186 78
10 CDM John Swift 182 73
12 CM Garath McCleary 188 76
35 CDM Andy Rinomhota 175 -
14 CM Sone Aluko 173 62
17 CM Modou Barrow 176 63
21 CF Yakou Meite 184 82
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Erwin Mulder 193 88
22 CD Joe Rodon - -
23 RB Connor Roberts 188 80
5 CD Mike van der Hoorn 190 91
26 LB Kyle Naughton 180 73
21 CDM Matt Grimes 178 70
8 CDM Leroy Fer 188 79
12 CM Nathan Dyer 165 60
10 CM Bersant Celina - -
15 CM Wayne Routledge 170 64
9 CF Oliver McBurnie 188 79