Leaky Defences Ensure Goals During Reading v QPR

Thursday night's live Championship game on Sky Sports comes from the Madejski Stadium as Reading take on Queens Park Rangers and we fancy that the goal markets are worth a look as both teams have been leaking like a sieve defensively of late...

  • Reading haven't kept a clean sheet since 19th November - a run of 8 matches
  • QPR have gone 13 games without a clean sheet since 18th October
  • There has been a goal in both halves in 11 of Readings past 12 matches in all competitions

Thursday 12th January - 8.00pm OddsWon/LostBet
Reading v QPR    
Tips Goal scored in both halves    Best Bet @ 5 / 6  

Reading Stats | QPR Stats

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Reading are 5/6 odds on favourites for the game (Betfred) as they look to enhance a fine record at the Madejski, where they have lost just once at home all season (won eight, drawn three), and they are looking to consolidate their current position of third in the table.

The Royals go into this game off the back of a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester United in the FA Cup though and their record in this Reading v QPR fixture isn't great as they have won just two of the past ten meetings (drawn five, lost three).

QPR are currently 17th in the league table but they have shown signs of life recently as they halted a six-match losing run by winning two matches in a row, although a rotated team have since lost 2-1 to Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup.
Match Odds:

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4/5 4/5 4/5 4/5 5/6 5/6 4/5
13/5 11/4 13/5 5/2 11/4 11/4 13/5
10/3 10/3 10/3 7/2 15/4 15/4 7/2

A Goal In Both Halves

Rangers have had issues at the both ends of the pitch as they are without a clean sheet since 18th October, a run of thirteen games in all competitions, and they have struggled for goals, albeit they do appear to be improving on that front, with Holloway welcoming Jamie Mackie back from injury and signing Kazenga Lua Lua.

The visitors will fancy their chances of scoring on Thursday as Reading haven't kept a clean sheet since 19th November, a run of eight matches, and they have conceded 18 goals in that time.

With the hapless Ali Al Habsi in goal there is always the promise of goals and Coral go 5/6 for a goal to be scored in both halves this week, which is a bet that has paid out in 11 of Reading's last 12 outings in all competitions.
Goal In Both Halves Odds:

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8/11 3/4 - 5/6 - - 4/5
1 19/20 - 19/20 - - 10/11

A Narrow Home Win?

Reading are worthy favourites for this match but the confidence of Jaap Stam's team will have been hit by the weekend's loss at Old Trafford and it might not be a rout against QPR at the Madejski.

Indeed, ten of Reading's fourteen league wins this season have come by just the solitary goal and the home side to win by one goal on Thursday can be backed at 13/5 (Bet 365).
Winning Margin Odds:

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- 11/8 - - - - -
- - - 12/5 - - -
12/5 - - 13/5 13/5 - 5/2
- 3 - - - - -
7/2 - - - 15/4 - -
9/2 - - 17/4 4 - 4
5 - - 5 9/2 - 11/2
- - - 6 - - 11/2
- 7 - - - - -
9 - - - 8 - -
17/2 5/2 - - 9 - -
- 12 - - - - -
13 - - 14 10 - 16
18 - - - 12 - -
- - - 40 - - 40
45 - - - 40 - -
150 - - - 80 - -

Posted: Wednesday, 11th January 2017
Author: Chris Knight

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