Kick Off: 1730, 13/05/2017
Stadium: Craven Cottage
TV: Sky Sports
Fulham are aiming to become only the second team since 2005 to be promoted from sixth place in the Championship but carry plenty of momentum into their first-leg clash with Reading.
The free-scoring hosts dropped just two points from their last six games and can boast a 5-0 win over the Royals at Craven Cottage during the regular season.
If the Cottagers maintain their attacking tactics, we like 7/4 they prevail by more than one goal in our Fulham vs Reading betting tips.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Fulham’s impressive finish of five wins in six matches included away victories against fellow play-off contenders Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday and they are favourites to go up despite qualifying in the lowest position.
“We finished the regular season very well, I must be satisfied,” said manager Slavisa Jokanovic. “We are in good form, we believe we can play good football, we have good confidence.”
Penalty taker Tom Cairney has weighed in with a dozen league goals from midfield this term, including three in his last five games, and he can help to give the Cottagers a clear edge here.
Play-off games are usually tight, but we reckon 23/2 for a 3-1 home win here stands out from the Fulham vs Reading odds.
A Look At Reading’s Betting Odds
Reading made it seven wins from their last nine games when powering to a 4-2 triumph at Burton last weekend and Jaap Stam beamed: “We have always been confident in what we are doing.
“It is always nicer when you can go into the play-offs with a win. We are very happy. It is going to be two very interesting games against Fulham now. They are a very good side, but so are we.”
The Royals have looked vulnerable away from home for much of the campaign, though, suffering a worrying 11 defeats on the road and recently being hammered 7-1 at Norwich.
Both teams scored in Fulham’s last five wins and we’re taking 12/5 for that to happen again.
Sheff Wed 1-2 FULHAM – Neeskens Kebano (2)
Burton 2-4 READING – Joseph Mendes, Jordan Obita, Yann Kermorgant, Lewis Grabban
Head-to-head: Reading 1-0 Fulham, Fulham 5-0 Reading, Reading 2-2 Fulham, Fulham 4-2 Reading, Fulham 2-1 Reading, Reading 3-0 Fulham.