Preston vs Reading
Preston scored only 5 goals in first 6 matches. All five goals were scored at home. Only Birmingham scored less goals than Preston and QPR scored less goals, while Reading also scored 5. The lack of goals is not coming so much from bad play but from bad realization. Preston games are pretty open on both ends, on average there are almost 9 shots on target. Reading scored the majority of their goals (3) on the road but they are still winless on away matches. The statistics are showing similar shooting activity as at Preston. Preston id currently underachiving but have shown signs of improving and gained some confidence with a 2:0 win in Carabao cup against Leeds and a good attacking performance against Bolton where they quickly took the lead and in 16th minute they were already 2 up, but slowing the pace and trying to kill the game punshed them and they conceded 2 by the end of the half. I expect they will bring the same intensity from the beginning against Reading as they must grab a win as they failed to do so from the first round. Reading will have to withstand heavy pressure and I belive their defenders will not be up for this match and expect Preston to net at least twice.
Preston vs Reading prediction
|Preston over 1.5 goals||Bet365||2.00||10||2-3 WON (+10 units)|