Fulham vs Reading Betting Tip Home Win & Over 2.5 Goals – 18 September 2021

Cottagers to ease past Royals at Cottage

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Fulham vs Reading
18th September 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win & Over 2.5 Goals
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 1416 GMT, Friday 17 September

Fulham moved back to the top of the EFL Championship with an impressive victory at Birmingham City in midweek. Marco Silva’s men will be searching for another three points when they welcome Veljko Paunovic’s Reading to Craven Cottage this Saturday. The Cottagers have looked the real deal up until now – can they make it six league wins at the weekend? Keep reading for the best betting odds and tips.

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Fulham Preview – Third straight home win for the Cottagers?

Marco Silva has hit the ground running at Craven Cottage, guiding Fulham to five wins from their opening seven Championship matches. The Londoners also claimed a Carabao Cup triumph over Birmingham last month.

After falling to a shock 1-0 loss to Blackpool last weekend, Fulham struck back in style in midweek. They were far too good for Lee Bowyer’s in-form Birmingham at St Andrew’s, with Aleksandar Mitrovic (2), Denis Odoi and Harry Wilson netting in the 4-1 romp.

Our betting prediction:
Fulham to win both halves

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(odds taken 1420 GMT, Friday 17 September)

Fulham are flying high at the top of the Championship table after seven games, winning five, drawing one and losing one. In the process, they have scored a staggering 17 goals.

Silva’s side have collected seven points from their opening three homes matches, drawing with Middlesbrough before easy wins over Hull City and Stoke City. They should see off Reading at the Cottage on Saturday.

Reading Preview – Royals to crash to big defeat in capital?

Reading were the ones who made a blazing start last year, but things have been far different for Veljko Paunovic and his Royals this time around. In fact, the Berkshire club have already suffered four Championship defeats.

Before a 3-3 draw with Queens Park Rangers last Saturday, Reading had lost five of their opening six in all competitions. They picked up a much-needed three points in midweek, though, with Tom Dele-Bashiru (2) and John Swift netting in a 3-1 home victory over Peterborough United.

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Having already lost three away games this season, things could get even worse on the road for Reading this weekend. Paunovic’s team head to west London as the 8/1 underdogs with the bookies.


Fulham vs Reading Betting Advice

Reading picked up a 2-1 win at Craven Cottage when these two teams last met. Nevertheless, Fulham still won promotion to the Premier League in the 2019-20 Championship season, and the reverse game in Berkshire ended in a 4-1 win for the Whites.

Reading’s triumph at the Cottage in January 2020 was their first win over Fulham since the play-off semi-finals back in 2017.


Key Facts – Fulham vs Reading Betting Tip

  • Fulham have won five of their opening seven in the league
  • Fulham are the Championship’s top scorers on 17 goals
  • No side have conceded more than Reading in the second tier so far


Fulham have scored 17, while Reading have let in 17 in the Championship so far this season. We are predicting a goal-fest in the capital and an easy win for the home team. Back the Fulham victory and over 2.5 goals at 11/10.

Aleksandar Mitrovic has been in red-hot form at the start of this season. The Serbia international has netted eight goals in nine appearances for club and country, including a brace in Fulham’s 4-1 away win in the Midlands in midweek. Mitrovic is priced at 13/5 to score first here.


The best betting odds for Fulham vs Reading

Fulham to win: 2/5 at Bet365
Draw: 10/3 at Bet365
Reading to win: 8/1 at Bet365