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Reading FC Bookie Watch: Fulham (A)

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All that stands between Reading and six wins in a row is Fulham. So what do the bookies make of our chances?

OK so Craven Cottage may have been where the wheels fell off last season but lightning couldn't possibly strike twice could it? Here's what the bookmakers are forecasting.

All odds are best available and taken from Oddschecker.com on Thursday morning.

Match Result

Fulham Win Draw Reading
11/10 13/5 14/5

Reading's recent form doesn't seem to have convinced the oddsmen that we're favourites for this and surprisingly some bookies will still give you close to 3/1 on a Reading victory on Saturday.

The home side are close to even money, with Betfred offering just over that for a Fulham three points. The draw meanwhile is a 13/5 chance.

If you do happen to think lightning will strike twice and Fulham will win 4-2, the best odds you can get right now are 60/1 with BetVictor. A Reading 1-0 at 12/1 and 2-0 at 22/1 are both tasty, but without Liam Moore suspended you're not quite sure what we're going to get.

First Goalscorer

Player Odds
Y Kermorgant 8/1
D Samuel 17/2
G McCleary 11/1
J Mendes 12/1
R Beerens 14/1
Y Meite 16/1
C Harriott 16/1

Jaap Stam has ruled him out but Yann Kermorgant is still an 8/1 shot to score first while Dom Samuel is at 17/2. The bookies seem to have caught on to Garath McCleary's goalscoring form and his odds have dropped to as low as 7/1 with some outlets, although you can still get 11/1 with Unibet. With McCleary's latest penalty miss and Kermorgant injured, Danny Williams might be given one last chance from the spot and his odds of 16/1 with Bet365 seem pretty generous.

On the Fulham side, Chris Martin is the favourite at 5/1 while Lucas Piazon is 17/2 to come back to haunt us.

Championship Betting

Once again our odds to go up have been cut. From 10/1 two weeks ago, the best you can get right now is 6/1 on Reading to be promoted this season. Newcastle, Brighton, Norwich, Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby are still more fancied by the bookmakers at the moment.

However, we are third favourites to win the league, down to 50/1, where you could have got 150/1 this time last week.

For you pessimists out there, we're also 250/1 to get relegated.

That's your lot for this week, as always please gamble responsibly. #gambleaware