West Brom vs Reading Match Info
Match date: 21st August 2019
Kick-Off: 8:00 pm
Stadium: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
West Brom vs Reading Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
22 Apr 2019 Reading 0 – 0 West Brom
6 Oct 2018 West Brom 4 – 1 Reading
20 Feb 2016 Reading 3 – 1 West Brom
Matches played: 22
West Bromwins: 8
Reading wins: 8
West Brom vs Reading Stats
- West Brom beat Luton (1-2) to bounce from a 1-2 League Cup loss to Millwall
- Reading bagged wins over Wycombe (on penalties in League Cup) and Cardiff (3-0 in Championship) last week
- Baggies beat Reading in both of the last two head-to-head clashes at this ground
West Brom vs Reading Match Preview
West Brom host Reading for their Matchday 4 clash on Wednesday looking to build on a narrow 1-2 win at Luton Town, where Grady Diangana netted a brace early in the second half to complete a comeback enough for all three points. They’ve thus ended a two-match winless streak and now want points to keep track of the top of the table.
Baggies sit behind Leeds only for their goal difference and will surely be in a good mood despite a League Cup disappointment. They have seen troubles at the Hawthorns early on but regaining confidence here will be crucial and Slaven Bilic will be well aware of its importance.
Reading have, on the other hand, beaten Wycombe (on penalties after a 1-1 draw) and built on the Cup success with a comfortable 3-0 win over Cardiff, where George Puscas bagged a brace in the first half and Jon Swift added one late in the game. They will now want more of the same and we expect them just as motivated in West Bromwich.
Royals have seen defensive troubles, though, and this could be indicative – as they saw losses in exciting games against Sheffield Wednesday (1-3) and Hull (2-1) in early August. They will need more stability at the back if they’re to cause an upset here and we don’t feel the visitors can make it happen.
We will thus go for West Brom to bag their first home win this term and we’ll go for it at 4/6 with Coral, which many rated banker bet material. Reading have struggled defensively when away from home and this could make all the difference now as well.
With that in mind, we’re making a case for a high-scoring contest at the Hawthorns and backing Over 2.5 Goals FT at 8/11 with bet365 feels like a solid approach to the fixture by itself. We’ve seen both sides scoring and conceding lately, which feels like further evidence for such a bet.
West Brom vs Reading Betting Tips
West Brom to win @ 4/6 with Coral
Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 8/11 with bet365
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