Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture will have an implication on the bottom end of the Championship.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Sheffield Wednesday put to an end a two-game losing run last time out as they won 1-0 away to Hull.  Jordan Rhodes got the only goal of the match though the Owls can probably consider themselves a little lucky to get all three points.

Reading were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland in their last fixture though the Royals were a little lucky to come away with a point.  They took the lead through a Liam Kelly penalty only to fall behind and need a Yann Kermorgant goal to rescue a point.

The reverse fixture came in late November at the Madejski Stadium and it ended in a goalless draw.  The two sides met again in January at Hillsborough in the FA Cup and Wednesday won 3-1 thanks to a Atdhe Nuhiu brace and one from George Boyd with the Royals getting a late consolation from an own-goal.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Sheffield Wednesday are the favourites to win this game though the fact they have won just two of their last 13 at home does not make them appealing favourites.  Reading though are without a win in six on their travels losing five so they don’t appeal either.

Over 2.5 goals is the outsider of two here but has happened in eight of the last 11 Sheffield Wednesday have played so looks worth an interest.  Both teams get the bulk of their goals in the second-half so backing that to be the highest scoring 45 minutes’ appeals.

 

Over 2.5 goals in this game

Second-half to be the highest scoring 45 minutes

 

Sheffield Wednesday saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

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

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

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sheffield Wednesday Form Guide

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo

Sheffield Wednesday

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
D H

10-03-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-03-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

07-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

28-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

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)

Sheffield Wednesday Preview

The Owls run of four victories and one draw from their last seven has confirmed their safety for next season.  They have three fixtures remaining which is home games with Reading and Norwich sandwiched around a road trip to Wolves.

At Hillsborough, they have struggled winning just one of their last five and two of their previous 13.  Four of their last five and five of their last seven in front of their own fans have seen both teams find the back of the net.

Atdhe Nuhiu has six goals in his last five appearances and grabbed a brace when these sides met in the FA Cup in January.  Around 65% of the league goals Sheffield Wednesday have scored this season have come in the second-half.

 

Sheffield Wednesday Team News

Lucas Joao, Atdhe Nuhiu, Daniel Pudil (all knocks), Ross Wallace (knee), and Kieran Westwood (groin) are doubts.  Steven Fletcher (knee), Gary Hooper, Kieran Lee (both hip), Sean Clare (ankle), Joost van Aken (ankle) and Morgan Fox (ankle) are all long-term absentees.

Reading Preview

It has been a mixed bag of late for the Royals with two victories, one draw and two defeats from their last five.  They are in 19th place and are five above Barnsley who are 22nd (though have a game in hand) and three above Birmingham in 21st.

Away from the Madejski Stadium, they are without a victory in their last six losing five of these.  Five of the last seven the Berkshire side have played on their travels have gone over 2.5 goals.

Just two of the last seven Reading have played this season have seen both teams find the back of the net.  Around 57% of the goals they have scored in the Championship this campaign have come in the second-half.

 

Reading Team News

Leandro Bacuna will miss the game through suspension.  Axel Andresson (ankle), Callum Harriott, Paul McShane (both hamstring), Tommy Elphick, Joe Mendez and Stephen Quinn (all knee) are doubts.  Jordan Obita (ligament) and Gareth McCleary (broken ankle) are out for the remainder of the season.

 

Sheffield Wednesday 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

0.6

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

Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Cameron Dawson 189 80
36 CD Daniel Pudil 185 81
15 CD Tom Lees 185 78
46 CD Frederico Venancio 186 76
20 CM Adam Reach 185 73
10 CM Barry Bannan 170 60
32 CM Joey Pelupessy 172 63
21 RM George Boyd 186 79
2 LM Jack Hunt 175 71
7 CF Jordan Rhodes 185 71
45 CF Fernando Martin Forestieri 172 67
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Vito Mannone 188 77
20 CD Tiago Ilori 190 80
2 LB Chris Gunter 180 71
6 CD Liam Moore 186 86
24 RB Tyler Blackett 186 80
10 CM John Swift 182 73
17 CM Modou Barrow 176 63
14 CM Sone Aluko 173 62
38 CDM Liam Kelly 168 65
4 CDM Joey van den Berg 182 84
23 CF Jon Dadi Boedvarsson 190 85