Bournemouth 7/10 to beat Reading in Saturday’s Championship showdown
Market: Bournemouth win
Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport
With the chance to potentially climb into the automatic spots this weekend, Bournemouth will host Reading from behind closed doors on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, while Bournemouth might be struggling to get themselves on an extended winning run, they are still seen as one of the leading promotion contenders. In their 11 Championship matchups so far this year, they have recorded five wins, five draws and one defeat, scoring 15 and conceding nine in return. Managing to collect a points tally of 20 and opening this weekend’s fixtures sat just a single point adrift of breaking into the top-two, it should also be noted that Bournemouth hold the third-best attacking record in the division. As for their previous run of results, while the former Premier League outfit might have won just one of their previous three Championship outings, it should be noted that the Cherries are unbeaten on home soil since opening the 2020/2021 campaign and will be smelling what is a golden chance on home soil this weekend.
As for the visitors, despite their hugely successful start to the 2020/2021 campaign, Reading have come crashing back down to earth in worrying fashion. In their 11 Championship matchups so far this year, they have recorded seven wins, one draw and three defeats, scoring 17 and conceding 12 in return. Managing to collect a points tally of 22, they open this weekend’s fixtures sat top of the table and holding a one-point buffer from slipping out of the automatic spots. However, as for their recent run of results, Reading have lost each of their last three Championship contests on the bounce, shipping a trio of strikes in all three of those defeats. Enduring what was an extremely worrying run of form before November’s international break, the Royals could be in for another overwhelming test when they travel to the South Coast this weekend.
Bet: Bournemouth 7/10 to beat Reading in Saturday’s Championship showdown @ 888sport