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Reading vs Brentford Predictions & Tips - Bees to reign supreme against Royals

  • Reading vs Brentford predictions for Wednesday’s Championship match
  • The game is being played at 7.00pm GMT at the Madejski Stadium
  • Brentford have won the last 3 matches against Reading
  • I am backing the Bees to win with BTTS
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Thomas Frank's Brentford have won their last 3 matches, and last 3 against Reading (Getty Images)
Freetips staff 09 Feb 2021
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Reading vs Brentford Predictions


Brentford have been in fine form and look set to continue this against Reading. Both teams to score is tipped with Brentford keeping one clean sheet in their last 10 matches.

  • Reading have seen over 2.5 goals in 9 of their last 10 home matches (Championship).
  • Brentford have won their last 3 matches against Reading (Championship).
  • Brentford are unbeaten in their last 20 matches (Championship).
  • Brentford have scored 14 goals in their last 3 games (Championship).
  • Brentford have conceded in 9 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • Brentford have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches (Championship).

Head-to-Head


Brentford have a 10-7 advantage against Reading with 4 draws in 21 matches.

Brentford won 3-1 at home in December after finding themselves three up inside half an hour. 

Reading Form


After a strong start and a shaky November, fourth-placed Reading have regained some form and are now unbeaten in 7 league games. That includes three straight home victories.

Their last defeat was to Wednesday's opponents Brentford in December. Since then, they have improved at the back conceding only three goals in the seven games since they lost to the Bees.

Failure to score in their last two away games has been sandwiched in between by free scoring home performances. The Royals scored three against Bournemouth and Coventry City at the Madejski Stadium.

Last time out was a 0-0 draw away to Stoke City with possession shared as evenly as the points. Expected goals gave Stoke the edge but both teams walked away with a point. 

Reading’s ability to only register one shot on target may be cause for concern.

Reading Injuries and Team News


Three players find themselves on the treatment table with defender Liam Moore, midfielder Felipe Araruna and forward George Puscas expected to be out.

Sone Aluko may be pushing to regain his spot in the side taken by Michael Olise, who hasn’t registered a goal or assist in the last four matches. 

The midfield partnership of Andy Rinomhota and Josh Laurent looks settled and unlikely to change. 

Brentford Form


Brentford are unbeaten in the last 20 Championship games and have won their last three in a row - scoring 14 goals in the process.

Their last game was a convincing 4-1 victory over play-off chasing Middlesbrough. Ivan Toney scored twice as the Bees overturned an early deficit from an unfortunate own goal for goalkeeper David Raya.

The victory meant that Brentford leapfrogged Swansea into 2nd place in the Championship. The Swans are the only team to stop them winning in the last 8 games.

One area of concern for coach Thomas Frank will be the fact that Brentford have kept one clean sheet in their last 10 games.

Brentford Injuries and Team News


Defender Pontus Jansson is still out following his recovery from ankle surgery.

Midfielder Shandon Baptiste remains out with a knee injury.

The Bees welcomed back winger Bryan Mbeumo and midfielder Josh Dasilva to the bench against Middlesbrough, and the pair could start.

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Verdict

Brentford have been in impressive form and are tipped to win again. Their inability to keep a clean sheet should lead to goals for the home team with BTTS tipped.

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