Swansea City vs Reading Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Swansea City vs Reading Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features Paul Clement returning to a Swansea side he once managed. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Swansea put to an end a three-game winless run with a 3-1 victory over Blackburn on Tuesday night thanks to a goal each from Connor Roberts and Bersant Celina along with an own-goal. The result flattered the Welsh side with Rovers having had the better of the exchanges.

Reading suffered their third defeat in their last four going down 2-1 at Birmingham despite a goal from Yakou Meite (his third in three). The Royals can have few complaints about the result in a game they were shaded by the Blues.

These two were in different divisions last season so you have to go back to the 2012/13 season for their last meetings. They did though meet in the 2017 League Cup and the Welsh outfit won that day 2-0.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

It has hard to argue with the odds which have Swansea favourites as they are the stronger side than Reading. Despite three goals in midweek the Welsh outfit are not prolific and as such I could not be backing them at these odds.  Nor though would I look to take them on with an injury hit side like Reading.

I like the look of both teams to score as this would have paid in each of the last six Royals road matches and the last two at home for the Swans. In addition, with both sides scoring around two-thirds of their goals in the second-half look for this to be the highest scoring 45 minutes.

 

YES in the both teams to score market

Second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring half

 

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

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

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

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 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 Preview

The Swans win in midweek was just the second in their last eight though they are still just outside the play-offs. Graham Potter has done a good job since taking over given the lack of support he has got from the board.

At the Liberty Stadium, it has been a mixed bag of late with two victories, one draw and two defeats in their last five. Bersant Celina has netted in his last two in front of his own fans, Connor Roberts in two of three.

Eight of the 14 Swansea have played have gone under 2.5 goals and the same number have in fact gone under 1.5. Just two of the last eight the Welsh team have played have seen both sides net.

 

Swansea City Team News

Wilfried Bony (fitness) and Jordi Govea (hamstring) are close to returns while Jefferson Montero (thigh) and Luciano Narsingh (hamstring) are a few weeks away.

Reading Preview

The Royals have taken just four points from their last five and look set for a season against relegation. Paul Clement is a man who could be starting to feel the pressure soon as his team do not look to be progressing under him.

Away from the Madejski Stadium, they have lost their last two but were unbeaten in the four prior to that. They have though found the back of the net at least once in each of their last six on the road.

Nine of the 14 Reading have played have gone over 2.5 goals with none of them ending goalless. Eight of the last ten the Berkshire outfit have been involved in have seen both teams net.

 

Reading Team News

Saeid Ezatolahi (knock), Paul McShane (hamstring), Adrian Popa (ankle), Dave Edwards (medial collateral ligament),  David Meyler (knee) and Jordan Obita (cruciate) are all doubts.

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 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 vs Reading Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kristoffer Nordfeldt 190 85
22 CD Joe Rodon - -
5 CD Mike van der Hoorn 190 91
26 LB Kyle Naughton 180 73
3 RB Martin Olsson 170 81
27 CDM Jay Fulton 178 68
21 CDM Matt Grimes 178 70
23 CM Connor Roberts 188 80
20 CM Daniel James 180 76
10 CM Bersant Celina - -
9 CF Oliver McBurnie 188 79
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Anssi Jaakkola 195 88
4 CD John O'Shea 191 75
6 CD Liam Moore 186 86
24 RB Tyler Blackett 186 80
3 LB Andy Yiadom 186 78
10 CM John Swift 182 73
38 CM Liam Kelly 168 65
7 CM Leandro Bacuna 187 77
12 LF Garath McCleary 188 76
9 CF Sam Baldock 170 67
21 RF Yakou Meite 184 82