Reading vs Fulham predictions: Our top tips
* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Fulham remain right in the thick of the Championship promotion race but they need to get back to winning ways – and fast. Is a trip to Reading where it all begins to click again for Marco Silva and co? Find out with our Reading vs Fulham match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
An away win
Rewind half a dozen games or so and Fulham looked close to unstoppable. That is no longer the case as they've gone six games without winning (inside 90 minutes – they did knock Bristol City out of the FA Cup at the weekend). Thankfully for the Cottagers, Reading are pretty woeful opposition having won just two of their last 10 games. The Royals are winless in four and, most recently, were embarrassed by Kidderminster Harriers. It would be an almighty turn up if Reading manage to win this game and we don't fancy them for a point either,
It will be a low scoring game
Our next prediction for this game is that it goes under 2.5 goals. Fulham's last four on the road have all ended south of the 2.5 marker with an average of just 1.3 goals per game in that period. Reading's home form isn't much better; four of their last five have gone under 2.5 with an average of 2.2 goals per game. Three of the last four head to head meetings at Reading's stadium have ended with fewer than three goals in them too.
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Reading vs Fulham: Check out the team lineups
Fulham's form might be shoddy at the moment anything less than three points here would be a bitter blow to their promotion hopes and they will not only want to win but will expect to leave Reading with maximum points in the bank.
Reading Predicted Lineup
Reading can only wish for a run of form as poor as Fulham's right now, which says a lot about where they're at; Fulham aren't in a good spot! Reading are in serious danger of relegation though and the visit of Fulham isn't what they'd have picked given the choice.
Predicted XI – Southwood, Dann, Moore, Holmes, Baba, Laurent, Tetek, Ashcroft, Dele-Bashiru, Halilovic, Carroll
Fulham Predicted Lineup
Fulham looked nailed on for promotion a little while ago and whilst that confidence has diminished in recent weeks they still have one of the best teams in the league. They'll be supremely confident of winning this game regardless of recent results.
Predicted XI – Rodak, Bryan, Ream, Adarabioyo, Tete, Cairney, Seri, Reid, Mitrovic, Wilson, Rodrigo
The final word on Reading vs Fulham
- Where is the game being played? – Select Car Leasing Stadium
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Fulham
- What time is kick off? 20:00 GMT