Aston Villa v Reading Prediction & Betting Tips – 3rd April 201831st March 2018 / lee
Aston Villa v Reading Championship, 3rd April 7.45pm
Villa’s home form has been good enough recently to suggest that they can land themselves three points in his one. They are looking like a solid lock for a play off finish this season and aren’t going to lose ground in his one. Reading are having their issues at the other end of the table with the drop zone not too far behind them.
Aston Villa v Reading Betting Odds*
Aston Villa 1/2, Draw 10/3, Reading 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 8:01 p.m. on March 30th, 2018)
Aston Villa News and Form
The Villains made it three games without a win in the Championship now (D1 L2) as they collected a disappointing draw out at Hull on Saturday. So they are just stuttering along at the moment a little bit but they are comfortably inside the top four and that’s not going to change. So it is back to home soil for them then in midweek as they play host to Reading. Villa lost their last home game which was against QPR in a surprise result. They had won five of their previous six on home soil before that. Villa haven’t had any trouble sticking the ball in the back of the net at home, having scored 38 goals in their 19 home games, and they are on an eight-match scoring streak at Villa Park. They have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last three there though. Almost 40% of Villa’s home games this season have made it over 3.5 goals but because they aren’t quite clicking at the moment, under 2.5 goals at bet365 for this one is probably going to offer a little bit of value. Lewis Grabban goes as the 5/4 bet365 anytime goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on March 31st at 2:29 p.m.) for the match.
Reading News and Form
Reading got their first win under Paul Clement as they sprung a 1-0 home success over QPR on Friday. That was a big three points for them as they looked to put distance between themselves and the relegation zone. It also snapped a dreadful nine-match winless sequence of form that they were on too (D4 L5). Their away form is nothing to get excited about at all though having lost their last two and having taken just the one win in their last nine on the road. Just for a comparison, they recently went to league leaders Wolves and were stuffed 3-0. So they may not get change out of Villa. In the bet365 correct score market an Aston Villa 2-0 is at 6/1 odds* (betting odds taken on March 31st at 2:29 p.m.). Reading have conceded in each of their last five away games and have shipped at least two in each of their last two away from home. Reading have averaged 1.2 goals per game away from home. Their overall away form for the season is W5 D5 L9 and they have taken a clean sheet in just 16% of their away fixtures. They have scored 78% of their away goals in the second half of games this term.
Aston Villa v Reading Head to Head
Reading have won the last two league meetings against Aston Villa now, after beating them 2-1 at home earlier this term. That was after the Royals took a 3-1 win at Villa Park last season. However, the Villains had won the six previous meetings between the two sides though in all competitions. Both teams have scored in seven of the last eight contests
Who will win – Aston Villa v Reading Predictions
Aston Villa have enough strength on home soil to make sure that what happened to them against QPR there in their last home game doesn’t happen against the Royals. Reading doesn’t have the away form to compete with them.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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