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Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading Betting Tips - Owls to get past inconsistent Reading

Sheffield Wednesday have won 4 of their last 5 matches against Reading
Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading
Sheffield Wednesday are set to claim all the points at home against Reading (Getty Images)

Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips 


Sheffield Wednesday host Reading in an important English Championship fixture at Hillsborough. The Owls are looking to continue their push for promotion and have a good record against Reading.

Sheffield Wednesday Form


Sheffield Wednesday have slipped down the table in recent weeks but remain in contention for a playoff place. They were held to a 0-0 draw by Millwall in their previous home fixture and followed up that result with a 1-1 draw at Barnsley with Josh Windass getting the goal.

The Owls need to start picking up wins at Hillsborough to jumpstart their promotion campaign. Garry Monk’s men are unbeaten in nine of their last 12 home matches in the Championship having claimed victories over Bristol City and Brentford in that run. 

Sheffield Wednesday News


Top scorer Steven Fletcher is not expected to return to the squad until March which means Crystal Palace loanee Connor Wickham could start in attack. Massimo Luongo and Morgan Fox are closing in on returns but are unlikely to be ready for Saturday’s match.

Garry Monk
Garry Monk's Sheffield Wednesday have won four of their last five matches against Reading (Getty Images)

Reading Form


Reading have struggled to find their best form in recent weeks having failed to win in their last six Championship matches. They have suffered defeats to Reading and Bristol City in that run while also being held to 1-1 draws by Cardiff and Nottingham Forest in recent weeks.

Mark Bowen’s men have been plagued by defensive problems and are without a clean sheet in their last three matches.

Reading News


Reading have a lengthy injury list with Chris Gunter, Tom McIntyre, Lucas Boye, Matt Miazga and Lucas Joao all sidelined. Full back Andy Yiadom is closing in on a return but is still expected to miss the trip to Hillsborough.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading Head to Head


Sheffield Wednesday and Reading have nine wins each with from five draws from 23 previous matches. The Owls have won four of the last five meetings, including a 3-1 victory in the reverse fixture at the Madejski Stadium.

Kadeem Harris, Sam Hutchinson and Lucas Joao were all on target for Sheffield Wednesday while Yakou Meite struck a consolation for Reading.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading Betting Odds 


Unibet offers the best odds for a Sheffield Wednesday win at 2.00. A victory for Reading is priced at 4.15 with a draw set at odds 3.50 at William Hill. The reverse fixture produced over 3.5 goals which is valued at 4.00 while over 2.5 goals is offered at 2.00 at bet365.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading Match Up 


Connor Wickham will be the one to watch for Sheffield Wednesday as he is likely to be the focal point for the team’s attack in the absence of Steven Fletcher. He should have support from Kadeem Harris and Jacob Murphy who have combined for seven goals from midfield.

Reading will look to Yakou Meite to provide the spark in attack but the forward has scored just one goal in his last five away matches. He is likely to find things difficult against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Connor Wickham
On loan striker Connor Wickham is set to play a key role for Sheffield Wednesday (Getty Images)

Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading Stats


  • Sheffield Wednesday have won 4 of their last 5 matches against Reading (all competitions).
  • Reading have lost 2 of their last 3 away matches against Sheffield Wednesday (all competitions).
  • Reading have scored at least 1 goal in 4 of their last 5 away matches (English Championship).

Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading FAQ

Where can I watch Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading live stream online?

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When is Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading being played?

Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading will be played at 16.00 GMT on Saturday 15 February 2020.

Where is Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading being played?

Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading will be played at Hillsborough in Sheffield, England.

What is Sheffield Wednesday’s most recent Form?

Sheffield Wednesday's recent form (last 5 matches): DDLWL

What is Reading most recent form?

Reading recent form (last 5 matches): DDDLD

What is the Sheffield Wednesday vs Reading H2H record?

Total Matches: 23, Sheffield Wednesday Wins: 9, Reading Wins: 9, Draws: 5

What is the predicted Sheffield Wednesday line-up?

Predicted Sheffield Wednesday line-up (4-2-3-1): Dawson, Palmer, Iorfa, Lees, Borner, Bannan, Pelupessy, Forestieri, Murphy, Windass, Wickham.

Unavailable: Luongo (injured), Fox (injured), Fletcher (injured).

What is the predicted Reading line-up?

Predicted Bristol City line-up (4-5-1): Cabral, Moore, Morrison, Blackett, Felipe Arauna, Swift, Pele, Ejaria, Richards, Meite, Baldock.

Unavailable: Gunter (injured), McIntyre (injured), Boye (injured), Miazga (injured), Joao (injured), Yiadom (injured).

Verdict

Sheffield Wednesday are due a home win and should have too much quality for an inconsistent Reading team. At odds of 1.95, they are backed to secure the victory on Saturday.


Best Bet: Sheff Wednesday Win Win Market @1.95 at bet365 - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Sheff Wed Win 2-1 Correct Score Market @9.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Post bet analysis

Sheffield Wednesday have now gone six league matches without a win as they suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Reading.
15 Feb 2020

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