Brentford vs Reading by Luke
Brentford didn't manage to get anything positive out of visiting Sheffield Wednesday last Tuesday evening as the side suffered 2:1 defeat, but must be said that they didn't leave poor impression overall. On contrary, they had more of the ball possession and quite fair amount of goal scoring chances, in a game that could have ended way differently on some other day.
Guests took the lead in ninth minute with a goal from Yennaris, while the hosts replied in the best possible moment for the visitors, in additional time in the first halfitme via Hooper, while they somehow looked more willing to risk in the repetition and did deserve the second goal via Wallace. Brentford now stands inside the relegation zone with just three points earned out of seven rounds, being just two points below the safely placed Burton.
Home team has defender Henrik Dalsgaard (7/0) marked as doubtful, while they miss injured midfielders Alan Judge (0/0), Lewis Macleod (0/0), Sergi Canos (1/0) and forward Lasse Vibe (4/0).
Reading, on the other side, comes into this match from a narrow home defeat against Bristol City last Saturday evening, with the only goal being scored quite late, in 84th minute of the match via Flint. However, it must be said that the players of Reading had much more of the ball possession and chances created, however without being anything close to concrete in attack.
They were attacking and attacking, however ball movement in the midfield obviously isn't their best part of the game. The side is now in the second part of the table with seven points earned, 2-1-3 record for now and quite low number of goals scored and conceded, just five goals scored and seven conceded ones in first six rounds of Championship.
Guests can't count at defender Tennai Watson (0/0), midfielders John Swift (4/0), Callum Harriott (0/0), Jordan Obita (0/0) and forward Yann Kermorgant (0/0).
- Each of the last 3 matches that Reading have played had under 2.5 goals.
Brentford is not looking that bad in previous couple of matches, on contrary - they do attack, have ball possession and create good chances in front of opponents goal. It's just a matter of time when the things go in their favor and I'm quite sure it will happen very soon. Therefore, value lies within the home side against unimpressive Reading for now.