Following on from two home performances of differing quality in the previous seven days, however, both ending in draws after 90 minutes, Reading are on the road again. They travel across the Severn Bridge this weekend to play against Cardiff, and will be hoping to claim their second league win of the season.
Cardiff City v Reading
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Cardiff go into the game as solid favourites, with their price currently available at 2.50, this is slightly behind the calculated price we have for Cardiff at 2.56, giving us negative edge here. Reading are the outsiders to claim all 3 points and currently have a calculated chance of 3.32, available odds currently are sitting at 3.20, so we again have a slight negative edge from backing Reading this weekend. However the draw sees us have a small edge coming into the game. The current odds on the draw sit at 3.40, with our calculated odds remaining at 3.25, we have a good 1.4% edge. The draw this weekend would make it 3 in a row for Reading in all competitions, and is our first recommended bet of the weekend.
Correct Scores Markets
Unfortunately, the correct scores market this weekend seems to have been locked up well by the bookies, and we are not seeing much value at all anywhere currently. The only scoreline with any value currently is 3-0 Cardiff, and even this is very slight value at only 0.1%, which is razor thin. We cannot back any correct score with current prices.
Always a popular choice, the goals market actually provides us some good value this weekend, with the bookies driving down the prices on 1-0 to either side, we can see the Over 1.5 does have some value, along with the over 2.5 and 3.5. I am going to make over 2.5 my recommended bet at 2.20 this weekend. BTTS also has a razor thin edge this weekend and is available at a 1.91 shot against calculated odds of 1.90.
As always, good luck, and please gamble responsibly.
Odds correct as of 26/8 AM