Reading vs Swansea Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 27/12/2022

Reading
27/12/22 - 17:15

Finished

2

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Swansea

Reading - Swansea

England Championship - Select Car Leasing Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Bettings Tips for Reading vs Swansea

The time for a break is over, the Championship continues this Tuesday with the next set of matches, and we continue our journey with Reading and Swansea.

Draw

Masters of draw games, Swansea are going to do whatever they can to avoid being defeated by a team that is nearby of their league rankings. Swansea had five draw games in their last eight outings. While Reading is not really in that category, Swansea particularly specialized in that kind of game in away matches, having six of them.

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Over 2.5 Goals

The last five games between these teams ended with more than two goals scored, and there were some crazy stats. In their last three matches, two of them had five goals, and one had an incredible eight goals. This season, both teams are in the top five of ‘over' games in the Championship.

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Important information about Reading vs Swansea

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

18/10/22

England Championship CHA

Swansea

Swansea

Reading

Reading

3

2

18/04/22

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Swansea

Swansea

4

4

27/11/21

England Championship CHA

Swansea

Swansea

Reading

Reading

2

3

10/08/21

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

Reading

Reading

Swansea

Swansea

0

3

25/04/21

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Swansea

Swansea

2

2

Last Five - Reading

20/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

17/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Reading

Reading

4

1

L

13/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town

Reading

Reading

1

1

D

10/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Charlton

Charlton

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

06/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Stevenage

Stevenage

Reading

Reading

0

1

W

Last Five - Swansea

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Ipswich

Ipswich

Swansea

Swansea

2

1

L

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Leeds

Leeds

Swansea

Swansea

4

0

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Hull

Hull

Swansea

Swansea

0

1

W

03/02/24

England Championship CHA

gb

Plymouth

Swansea

Swansea

1

0

L

30/01/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Swansea

Swansea

3

1

L

Continuity is the key for both teams

Reading

It has been a strange season for Reading. Their win-loss column doesn't look like something you see every day. They are currently 12th in the rankings, only two points away from a top-six position, but what is interesting is that they have eleven defeats, by far the most out of all the teams ranked inside the top 15 of the league. They balanced those losses with ten wins which is one of the highest marks in the league. The only teams that have more victories are the top three clubs in the Championship, Burnley, Sheffield United, and Blackburn. The Championship had a three-week break during the World Cup, and Reading won the first two games against Hull and Coventry before losing to Birmingham City. When it comes to their efficiency, they score just about a goal per game, but their defense lacks focus and stability. There are only three teams in the league that has conceded more than 33 goals which is the line Reading is hovering over at the moment.

Reading's predicted starting lineup: Lumley, Mbengue, Sarr, McIntyre, Yiadom, Ince, Loum, Hendrick, Baba, Long, Meite.

Swansea

The Welsh team needs to figure out how to get away from the fact that they are playing out too many draw games. Their eight-draw games are tied for the second-highest mark in the league, and there are too many points that have been wasted playing these types of games. Their specialty is viewed more in playing away games, six in all. Swansea is without a league win since the back end of October, but somehow, with all the draws they played, and with some negative results from their competition, they managed to stay in the hunt for a top-six finish which would at least take them to the promotion playoffs. There is one incredible piece of information regarding these two teams, the last time Reading beat Swansea at home happened in 2008. That's eight straight games. Reading did beat Swansea away last year, and that is their only win against the Welsh team in 14 years.

Swansea's predicted starting lineup: Benda, Naughton, Cabango, Wood, Latibeaudiere, Fulton, Grimes, Manning, Ntcham, Paterson, Piroe.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Reading

Reading
5
Tom McIntyre
gb
11
Yakou Meite
fr
1
Joe Lumley
gb
17
Andy Yiadom
gh
22
Mamadou Loum N'Diaye
sn
10
Tom Ince
gb
8
Jeff Hendrick
ie
3
Tom Holmes
gb
23
Junior Hoilett
ca
2
Andy Carroll
gb
24
Naby Sarr
fr
Substitutes
18
Nesta Guinness-Walker
gb
7
Shane Long
ie
15
Femi Azeez
gb
27
Amadou Mbengue
sn
9
Lucas Joao
pt
12
Rahman Baba
gh
21
Dean Bouzanis
au

Swansea

Swansea
6
Harry Darling
gb
31
Oliver Cooper
gb
23
Nathan Wood
gb
29
Matthew Sorinola
gb
7
Joe Allen
gb
17
Joel Piroe
nl
5
Ben Cabango
gb
8
Matt Grimes
gb
4
Jay Fulton
gb
3
Ryan Manning
ie
13
Steven Benda
de
Substitutes
12
Jamie Paterson
gb
20
Liam Cullen
gb
21
Armstrong Oko-Flex
gb
18
Luke Cundle
gb
1
Andy Fisher
gb
22
Joel Latibeaudiere
jm
26
Kyle Naughton
gb

Player to Watch: Joel Piroe

The Dutch center-forward has been the top scorer for Swansea this season with six goals and will be the main threat for the Reading goal.

Piroe joined the Welsh side two summers ago from PSV Eindhoven and has scored a total of 30 goals in 67 appearances for Swansea. His only downside is that he doesn't provide many assists for his teammates, he has recorded only six in the same amount of games played.

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Facts and notes about Reading vs Swansea

  • When is the kick-off? – Tuesday, December 27th, 17:15 BST (18:15 CET)
  • Where is the game being played? – Select Car Leasing Stadium, Reading
  • Who is the match referee? – James Linington

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