West Brom v Reading Betting Tips: 1, 2019-08-21

Championship Tips

Wednesday 21st August 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: West Brom win
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.67 (odds taken at 06:27 GMT, 21 August 2019)

1 X 2
1.64 3.84 5.50

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 21, 2019 at 06:27)

The Championship fixtures continue thick and fast with a full slate of games in midweek, and our next preview features West Brom taking on Reading as the betting tips continue at The Hawthorns.

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West Brom Prediction – Can West Brom continue unbeaten start?

After the first three matches of this new Championship season, Wednesday night’s hosts, West Brom, still remain unbeaten in the second tier having registered 2 wins and 1 draw under their new manager, Slaven Bilic, with an upcoming fixture against lowly Reading.

Slightly surprising is the fact that West Brom have recorded both of their league wins to date away from home with wins at Nottingham Forest 2-1 on the opening day of the season along with Saturday afternoon’s 2-1 win over Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.

These two impressive away wins have book-ended a 1-1 draw at home with Millwall in the Championship, but then lost to the same opponents 2-1 in the ensuing League Cup clash at The Hawthorns.

Nevertheless, last season’s play-off semi-finalists, West Brom, will be confident they can grab another three points in this encounter, and having lost just 1 of their last 8 on home turf, this looks a likely outcome for The Baggies.

In recent meetings, West Brom have won the last two encounters at The Hawthorns against Reading, winning 4-1 and 1-0 respectively.


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Reading Prediction – Can Reading win three on the bounce?

After losing their first two matches on the trot in this season’s Championship, Reading looked like being in early trouble near the bottom of the division, but recent results have seen things look up for The Royals as they’ve secured a League Cup win and broken their duck in the second tier too.

Early back-to-back defeats to Sheffield Wednesday (3-1 at home) and a 2-1 loss away from home at the KCOM Stadium against Hull City wasn’t the sort of start to to this new campaign that reading manager, Jose Gomes, would have had in mind before the season.

However, a League Cup win away at Wycombe Wanderers, albeit on penalties, at Adams Park was a welcome boost to morale and The Royals followed that victory up with a resounding 3-0 home win over a decidedly lacklustre Cardiff City.

Reading therefore make their way up to the west midlands for this Wednesday night clash against West Brom looking to record a third win on the trot, which could lift the visitors up to a more respectable mid-table position in the Championship.


Key-Facts – West Brom v Reading

  • West Brom have lost just 1 of their last 8 matches at home in the Championship
  • Reading will be looking to record a third win on the trot at West Brom
  • West Brom have won the last two encounters against Reading, winning 4-1 and 1-0


Betting Tips Verdict

If West Brom are to be amongst the play-off pack and contenders for promotion, they need to be beating teams like Reading at The Hawthorns.

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