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Reading FC Bookie Watch: Sheffield Wednesday (H)

What are the odds of Reading bouncing back with a win against Sheffield Wednesday? Well as you've asked....

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Here's what I wrote in the lead in to last week's bookie watch...

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.

My bad..... So let's move on to this week's encounter with Sheffield Wednesday shall we?

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

Match Result

Reading Win Draw Sheffield Weds Win
25/12 23/10 8/5

Despite being third in the league and at home, Reading are underdogs for this one, with the best price you can get on Sheffield Wednesday to win this is 8/5, while Reading are more than 2/1 to pick up a victory.

While Saturday's defeat was a tough one for Reading to take, the fact we're at home and have Liam Moore back available for selection means that those odds on a Royals victory do look tempting. It's not often you'll be able to get more than 2/1 on a home win this season.

First Goalscorer

Player Odds
D Samuel 7/1
Y Kermorgant 7/1
J Mendes 15/2
C Harriott 17/2
G McCleary 9/1
G Evans 14/1
Y Meite 14/1

Jaap Stam has again ruled him out but Yann Kermorgant is still an 7/1 shot to score first while Dom Samuel is also at 7's.

Joseph Mendes hasn't seen much action lately but he's a 15/2 shot, while Yakou Meite's odds of 14/1 look pretty good in what could be a tight game decided from the subs bench.

As for Sheffield Wednesday, they have the three shortest odds in the market, with injury doubt Gary Hooper 5/1, Lucas Joao 6/1 and Steven Fletcher 6/1.

Championship Betting

Reading's promotion odds took a slight hit from that hammering in West London but we're still a 7/1 bet to make it to the Premier League.

Newcastle, Brighton, Norwich, Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby are all still more fancied by the bookmakers at the moment.

Our odds to win the league, have also lengthened, out 67/1, where you could have got 150/1 ta few weeks back.

For you pessimists out there, we're also 200/1 to get relegated.

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