Reading v Brighton Preview

September 13, 2013 | By

Sky Bet2013 Premier League Asia Trophy Free Bets No Deposit Required Championship action Sunday Lunch Time comes from The Madejski Stadium with Reading going up against Brighton.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Picks, Predictions and Match Betting Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 13:15pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Reading v Brighton Preview, Championship, Sunday September 15th 2013

Reading head into this game on sunday lunch time having had a decent enough start to their new season campaign which has seen them win 2, draw 2 and lose 1 of their opening five matches and currently has Nigel Adkins side placed in 9th place in the Championship league table.

Brighton haven’t done quite as well as their hosts having won 2, drawn 1 and lost 2 of their opening five matches which has secured them 7pts and currently has them placed in 13th position of the league table. Óscar García’s side remain unbeaten in their last three games and will be confident of returning back home to the south coast with at least something come sunday afternoon.

Reading v Brighton Team News

Reading Team News:

Daniel Williams and Jason Roberts are the only two players unavailable for manager Nigel Adkins as they continue to recover from respective injuries. Adam Le Fondre will lead the attack up front in a favoured 4-2-3-1 formation and will be looking to score his 4th goal of the season on sunday afternoon with attacking midfielder Jem Karacan looking for his 3rd goal this season.

Brighton Team News:

No fresh injuries or suspensions for manager Óscar García so expect to see a 4-3-3 formation with his strongest lineup for this game on sunday afternoon which will include Jose Ulloa, David Lopez and William Buckley spear-head the three man attack up front with support in behind coming from LuaLua and Andrew Crofts.

Reading v Brighton Head to Head Statistics

07/08/12 CLF Brighton – Reading
1 : 1
10/04/12 CHA Brighton – Reading
0 : 1
26/12/11 CHA Reading – Brighton
3 : 0
09/12/05 CHA Reading – Brighton
5 : 1
08/08/05 CHA Brighton – Reading 0 : 2

Who Has The Advantage?

Sunday afternoon’s game from The Madejski Stadium will become the 14th time the two clubs have met each other over the years and from those previous encounters Reading have won 9 times, Brighton & Hove Albion have won 2 times and the remaining 2 games have finished all square.

The last 5 meetings show Reading with a clear advantage having won 4 with Brighton & Hove Albion failing to win any and the remaining game which was last time these two sides met each other in a friendly back on the 7th of August 2012 finished 1-1.

Average Goals Per Game?

31 goals have been scored in the previous 13 games played before which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.38 suggesting that we should only see one or two goals scored on sunday afternoon.

Reading v Brighton Recent Form

Reading: D D L L W

Brighton: L L W W D

The visitors just edge the recent form stats having won 2 of their previous 5 matches, drawing 1 and losing 2 Reading have only managed 1 victory in their last 5 games of which they have also been defeated twice and drawn twice.

Reading v Brighton Match Betting Odds Market.

Reading are the clear favourites with the online bookmakers to win this game at a current best price of 13/10 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers) which for me looks a bit short considering they have only secured one win in their last three games in all competitions.

The Draw has only happened twice from the previous thirteen matches played between the two clubs over the years so some might argue that one is due and could attract some interest from punters at a current best price of 12/5 with Coral (£50 Free Bets for New Customers)

Brighton head into the game having remained unbeaten in their last three league matches and will look at this match as a perfect opportunity to start climbing the league table and at a current best price of 12/5 with Betfred (£10 Free Bets No Deposit Required for New Customers) they certainly look the value here.

Reading v Brighton Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

This should be a very exciting game to start the live weekend of football from England and around Europe and on the information processed one that could very easily go either way on the day.

Reading have a slight advantage having started the new season in the better form and with having home advantage where they have a decent record Brighton are going to find it extremely difficult to steal all three points from this game.

However, the visitors remain unbeaten in their last three matches and the goals have started to flow up front whilst keeping them out the other end and there is no reason why Óscar García’s side can’t stun the Reading fans by winning this game on sunday afternoon.

The goal stats suggest we should see one or two goals scored in what looks like being a very close and tight game and the goals market should provide plenty of markets with decent available to be had, but I am going for Brighton & Hove Albion to cause a bit of an upset here and win this game at what I think is tremendous value at their current odds.

The Verdict

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