After a goalless draw on Sunday, we move into midweek - and we have the away match at Wednesday, on Wednesday coming up this week for the Royals in their 3rd league game. A loss would constitute a poor start for Reading, with only 1 point from an available 9, however a win would see doubters hushed for a short while before the arrival of MK Dons on Saturday at the Madejski.
Bookie Watch had a solid weekend, with both the 0-0 HT score line at 7/4 and also the Reading to score less than 2 goals at 7/10 bet coming in for us giving us a solid profit on the weekend.
Sheffield Wednesday come into the game having played a home game against Bristol City to open the season, with a 2-0 win, followed up by a defeat in the league on Saturday against Ipswich at Portman Road 2-1. These were interspersed by a solid 4-1 home win against Mansfield in the League Cup.
Sheffield Wednesday last season were extremely low scorers at Hillsborough only managing to score 16 goals all season. Despite this, they only conceded 20. With this in mind, and given the "negative" 4-2-3-1 that Reading lined up with on Sunday at home to Leeds, we may see another low scoring game, despite the 11 summer signings that Sheffield Wednesday have made so far. The under 2.5 option however has been covered off in most of the market, but a solid looking 8/11 is available at MarathonBet. With both sides lacking sorely in firepower, with Reading who still lack creativity going forwards so far this season, either side to win by 1 goal at 6/5 with Betway also looks like an interesting prospect.
It seems a tough ask that both teams will trouble the score sheet tonight as well. Reading are 9/2 to win to nil, and Sheffield Wednesday at 11/4 to win to nil, I feel that Reading offer good value for a counter attacking win at Hillsborough at this price, and the 9/2 at Skybet is worth taking for a small amount. If you are interested however in seeing Reading take the win, no matter what the score, they are available at 13/5, best odds available on Wednesday are at 11/8, with the draw being priced up at 12/5.
One last bet for the game is in the Corners market. So far, Reading have averaged 5 had 5 corners in their first match, and 5 corners in their second. Sheffield Wednesday have managed 7 in their first game, and then 8 away at Ipswich, and I think because of the impetus being on themselves tonight will probably pull away in the corners stat. They are 17/20 to have more corners taken than Reading tonight which I think is worth a bet on.
Under 2.5 Goals - 8/11 2pts
Sheffield Weds to have more corners than Reading - 17/20 1.5pts
Reading to win to nil - 9/2 0.5pts
Previous Bank - 88pts
In Play - 6.5pts
Return - 6.15pts
New Bank - 94.15pts
Staked - 4pts
New Bank - 90.15pts