Reading - Watford

Before couple of weeks, Reading looked like a serious play-off contender. But the winless run of five games (3D-2L) moved them down to 12th place. However, I have impression their performances are a quite better than last results. In the previous round they conceded a late equalizer at Sheffield, before that lost in additional time at Norwich, then unlucky lost vs. 10 men QPR and before that again conceded an injury time goal at Cardiff for a draw. Midfielder Karacan is still serving a ban, defender Pearce is injured, but Mikele Leigertwood is back after served his three-game suspension.

Watford are also winless in last five (six including Cup). Two noticed points came from games against bottom sides Preston and Palace and they conceded five goals in last two games (both at home). Differently from Reading, I can’t see any possible improvement and would predict their slump will continue. Defender Lloyd Doyley will face a late fitness test, striker Buckley is out.

I think it’s a matter of time when Reading will start to climb on table again and sinking Watford should be a nice chance for the recovering of play-off hopes. Home win.

Bet: Reading -0.5
Odd: 1.85 (Gamebookers)
Stake: 8/10

More to follow...
Support the blog and open a betting account using the banners from the left. You'll get some free bets as well.
Make e-mail subscription and get my picks directly in the mail box.