Reading – Fulham: Preview & Prediction
It speaks for the game:
Reading is massively affected by absence both defensively and offensively. You were already weakened to the last match, and now you have 2 further absenteeism (see trupnyt).
In the first match of the season, QPR Reading dominated all 90 minutes, making it easy to create chances. Fulham is better offensive than QPR.
Fulham showed quick and exuberant attack games in their match against Norwich, and they should get better conditions against Reading.
Reading should especially feel the absence of Ilori, as he is good at the ball, and you want to play it out of the backbone. (* 1)
For the season here, new grass has been laid on Madejski, and although it favors Reading’s ball game, it also favors Fulham’s offensive.
Compared to Expected Goals, Reading was the last season among the worse teams in the league, while Fulham was among the ranks best.
Both teams play the EFL Cup Tuesday, where Fulham has the easiest opponent. You also have a broader squad to cope with this.
You should be aware of this:
Stam and Reading had a good game at Fulham last season, where they won home match 1-0.
Fulham has received Monk as new manager this season, and it may take time to play a new system.
Reading showed last season that he was home strong at home at Madejski where he was the second best home team in the league. (Lost 2 matches only)
Odds around 2 are not high on a team away against last season’s playoff finals.
We are still early in the season, and it can be very unpredictable here at the beginning.
Reading – Fulham: Betting Tips
Fulham win – Odds: 2.00
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.65