This game has been in our calendar for a while now. Postponed and then rescheduled, Wednesday’s game against Brentford is being viewed as a six pointer as both clubs share a common ambition: Win promotion to the Premier League.
And to be fair to both groups, you can’t fault their football. Brentford are second in the Championship table and impressively, are the league’s top scorers with 52 goals in 27 matches. They are averaging 1.9 goals per game which is sensational for any outfit.
Reading are six points behind in fourth spot, which is also formidable. 40 goals scored also puts them fourth in the goal scoring charts which will please Royal fans too. Lucas Joao has smashed in 15 league goals and has been brilliant so far and we always feel there is a goal in him.
Get Lucas Joao to score first at 21/4 or 6.25.
Brentford’s recent form has been impressive. They are on a three match winning streak and in that run have scored 14 goals. We feel there will be goals in this game so get over 3.5 goals with 11/4 or 3.75 at Casumo.
Paunovic recognises the importance of Wednesday night’s 20:00 kick off and has labelled it “one of the most important in the season so far.” He might not want to add pressure on the lads, but Reading players thrive in big games, and the scene is set for a showdown at the Madejski.
Reading’s last outing was a blank in the Potteries as Stoke held on to an important point on a cold day for football. A clean sheet will have come as a good foothold as Reading prepare for a very attack-minded football side in Brentford. The Bees swarm and push on non-stop, so Cabral will need to be on his toes all game. A valuable Reading win to nil is priced at 49/20 or 3.45.