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Reading vs Watford Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date: 4th February 2023
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET
Venue: Select Car Leasing Stadium

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Reading vs Watford: Top Free Betting Tips

Reading returns home to host Watford in the next fixture in EFL Championship on Saturday, 4 February. Both teams have followed a winless pattern in the recent outing and conceded the defeat in the last game.

Match Result Prediction: Reading to Win

Reading has registered only one victory in the last six outings and lost the previous two in a row. However, the team are undefeated in the last four home duels and won three of them. On the other hand, the Hornets have struggled in the recent visits and lost the last three of the last four away attempts. The  Royals have also won the previous two home H2Hs against the Golden Boys. Therefore, Reading will be the favourite to take three points in this game.

Both Teams to Score Prediction: No

The Royals kept consecutive clean sheets in the recent home victories against Watford. The hosts have also claimed two clean sheets in the last four attempts at home. On the contrary, Watford has been effortless offensively and failed to find the target in three of the previous four visits. In opposition, Reading has not missed the target in any of the previous six home attempts. So we see only the hosts being able to score in this game.

Correct Score Prediction: 2-0 to Reading

Reading has scored two goals per game in each of the last three games at home. They will also be confident over the poor defence of the visitors that allowed eight goals in the previous four away outings. The Royals also defeated Watford in FA Cup in January with a 2-0 scoreline at home. Following the current numbers, we expect the same pattern in this game.

Reading vs Watford: Form, Recent Games, and News

Reading Preview

The Royals faced the consecutive third away defeat in the last game with a 3-1 scoreline against Manchester United. Reading has earned a total of 11 wins in the 28 attempts to stand in the sixteenth position on the table. The head coach Paul Ince will be free to report any fitness issues in the team ahead of this game.

Watford Preview

The Hornets hosted Middlesbrough in the last game and conceded a 2-0 defeat. Watford has registered a total of  12 wins and eight draws in the  29 attempts and finds themselves in the fifth position in the standings. Joao Pedro and two other players will be out of this game due to fitness issues. 

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Reading vs Watford

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

07/01/23

England FA Cup FA Cup

Reading

Watford

2

0

08/11/22

England Championship CHA

Watford

Reading

2

0

10/09/22

England Championship CHA

Watford

Reading

0

0

09/04/21

England Championship CHA

Watford

Reading

2

0

03/10/20

England Championship CHA

Reading

Watford

1

0

Last Five - Reading28

23/09/23

England League 1 League 1

67

Blackpool

28

Reading

4

1

L

19/09/23

England EFL Trophy England

86

Exeter

28

Reading

0

9

W

16/09/23

England League 1 League 1

5

Bolton

28

Reading

1

2

W

04/09/23

England League 1 League 1

63 1

Cambridge Utd

28

Reading

1

0

L

29/08/23

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

32

Ipswich

28

Reading

2 (3)

2 (1)

L

Last Five - Watford24

23/09/23

England Championship CHA

34

Leeds

24

Watford

3

0

L

20/09/23

England Championship CHA

8

West Brom

24

Watford

2

2

D

16/09/23

England Championship CHA

9

Birmingham

24

Watford

0

2

W

02/09/23

England Championship CHA

11

Coventry

24

Watford

3

3

D

27/08/23

England Championship CHA

46

Blackburn

24

Watford

1

0

L

FAQs regarding Reading vs Watford

Reading vs Watford

Who is the Reading player to watch? Shane Long.
Who is the Watford player to watch? Assombalonga.
Who won the last Head to Head fixture? 2-0 to Reading.