Friday, January 21, 2022

Swansea City 7/10 to beat Reading in Saturday’s Championship contest

Competition: Championship

Market: Swansea City win

Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport

Looking to try and move within touching distance of the play-off spots this weekend, Swansea will welcome Reading to south Wales on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Swansea might have endured a worrying start to the 2021/22 campaign, the Whites do appear to have largely bounced back. Knowing that victory this weekend could see them move within touching distance of the play-off spots, Head Coach Russell Martin has gained plenty of fans around south Wales. Last seen earlier in the week picking up a deserved 2-0 victory against Barnsley on the road, they have lost just one of their last five Championship matchups. Smelling a golden chance on home soil this weekend, Swansea should also be boosted by their continued success at the Liberty Stadium. Including a 2-1 victory against promotion contenders West Brom last month, Saturday’s hosts are unbeaten in each of their last eight home fixtures, a run that stems back to the middle of September.

As for the visitors, hit with a points deduction earlier in the month, Reading find themselves in the midst of what has been a worrying run of form. Last seen earlier in the week getting hit with a 1-0 defeat against Sheffield United on home soil, the Royals are firmly looking over their shoulder at the drop zone. Managing to muster just a single win from any of their last seven Championship contests, a run that stems back to October 16th, Head Coach Veljko Paunović will also be concerned by their most recent meeting against Saturday’s opponents. When they welcomed Swansea to Berkshire on EFL Trophy duties back in August, they were hit with a 3-0 drumming on home soil. Given the recent gulf in class between the two sides, we’re backing a home victory in south Wales this weekend.

Bet: Swansea City 7/10 to beat Reading in Saturday’s Championship contest @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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