West Brom vs Reading Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 02/01/2023

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England Championship - The Hawthorns

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

West Brom and Reading meet at The Hawthorns in the Championship on Monday, January 2nd. The Baggies are expected to continue their resurgence with a victory over the Royals this week. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Betting Tips for West Brom vs Reading

West Brom could catapult themselves into the playoff positions if they beat Reading and other results go their way on Monday. Read our top predictions for this week’s fixture below.

West Brom to Win

West Brom are really starting to motor under Spanish boss Carlos Corberan and the Baggies won for the fourth time in five Championship assignments when they eased to a 2-0 triumph over Preston on Thursday. WBA are still loitering in mid-table, though another win on Monday could launch them into the playoff positions and they are unlikely to pass up an opportunity to beat Reading for the fifth time in a row. Bettors are advised to side with West Brom in the match result market here.

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Both Teams to Score – No

West Brom’s defending has improved immeasurably under the direction of tactical whizz Carlos Corberan and Albion have managed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four fixtures in the Championship. WBA beat Reading to nil in each of the club’s last three encounters and the Royals could struggle to breach their defence again when they visit The Hawthorns on Monday. With that considered, it might be wise to back both teams not to score on Monday at the favourable prices on offer.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for West Brom vs Reading

View our collection of the top stats for Monday’s tussle below alongside a tool to help you choose the most lucrative odds.

Head to Head

15/10/22

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

West Brom

West Brom

0

2

30/04/22

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

West Brom

West Brom

0

1

11/12/21

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Reading

Reading

1

0

12/02/20

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

West Brom

West Brom

1

2

21/08/19

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Reading

Reading

1

1

Last Five - West Brom

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

gb

Plymouth

West Brom

West Brom

0

3

W

16/02/24

England Championship CHA

Southampton

Southampton

West Brom

West Brom

2

0

L

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

West Brom

West Brom

0

2

W

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Ipswich

Ipswich

West Brom

West Brom

2

2

D

03/02/24

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

West Brom

West Brom

0

1

W

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

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Monday’s clash between West Brom and Reading.

West Brom odds: 67/100 (1.67) – 59.9%

Draw odds: 57/20 (3.85) – 26%

Reading odds: 4/1 (5.0) – 20%

The bookmakers have priced Reading at a huge 4/1 (5.0) – 20% to cause an upset at WBA on Monday, though the Royals carry odds of 3/5 (1.6) – 62.5% to score over 1.5 goals, which suggests the bookies expect them to register. Okay Yokuslu scored twice for the Baggies in their last game against Preston and the midfielder is available at a huge 32/5 (7.4) – 13.5% to notch anytime again on Monday.

West Brom vs Reading Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Monday’s Championship meeting between West Brom and Reading below.

West Brom

Kyle Bartley is working his way back to fitness from a muscle complaint, though Monday’s game could come too soon for the 31-year-old. West Brom continue to look like a different animal under Carlos Corberan and they suddenly look like prime playoff contenders following a brilliant run of seven wins in eight fixtures.

Predicted Lineup for West Brom: Palmer – Furlong, O'Shea, Pieters, Townsend – Molumby, Yokuslu – Wallace, Swift, Phillips – Dike

Reading

Defender Liam Moore is out with a calf injury for Reading at present, while midfielder Dejan Tetek is also sidelined with a knock. Experienced centre-half Scott Dann was named on the bench in the Royals’ 1-1 draw at Norwich last time out and the Scottish international could be restored to the XI by Paul Ince on Monday.

Predicted Lineup for Reading: Lumley – Hoilett, Yiadom, Holmes, Sarr, Mcintyre – Ince, Hendrick, Loum, Meite – Carroll

Player to Watch – Okay Yokuslu

Turkish midfielder Okay Yokuslu rarely has an off-game for West Brom and the influential 28-year-old was the Baggies’ match-winner against Preston last week, netting twice from deep to earn Albion all three points. Yokuslu is a top all-round performer and he looks a cut above in the Championship. Expect him to shine again against Reading.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

West Brom

West Brom
14
Jayson Molumby
ie
4
Dara O'Shea
ie
24
Alex Palmer
gb
2
Darnell Furlong
gb
12
Daryl Dike
us
17
Jed Wallace
gb
3
Conor Townsend
gb
19
John Swift
gb
35
Okay Yokuslu
tr
15
Erik Pieters
nl
10
Matt Phillips
gb
Substitutes
11
Grady Diangana
gb
18
Karlan Grant
gb
6
Semi Ajayi
ng
7
Tom Rogic
au
1
David Button
gb
21
Brandon Thomas-Asante
gb
29
Taylor Gardner-Hickman
gb

Reading

Reading
10
Tom Ince
gb
2
Andy Carroll
gb
22
Mamadou Loum N'Diaye
sn
6
Scott Dann
gb
5
Tom McIntyre
gb
17
Andy Yiadom
gh
1
Joe Lumley
gb
11
Yakou Meite
fr
18
Nesta Guinness-Walker
gb
23
Junior Hoilett
ca
8
Jeff Hendrick
ie
Substitutes
15
Femi Azeez
gb
7
Shane Long
ie
24
Naby Sarr
fr
9
Lucas Joao
pt
12
Rahman Baba
gh
21
Dean Bouzanis
au
27
Amadou Mbengue
sn

Championship Standings

West Brom vs Reading Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

West Brom vs Reading prediction

Who is West Brom’s manager?

Spaniard Carlos Corberan has been in charge of West Brom since October.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 15:00 BST.

Which club is favourite to win this week?

The bookmakers have priced West Brom as their odds-on favourites to get the job done against Reading on Monday.


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