A Madejski victory for Wolves will take them level on points with Nottingham Forest at the Championship summit, but the spoils look set to elude Kenny Jackett’s men here.
While pretty useless on the road, industrious Reading can be relied upon on their own patch and have slain this foe in three of the previous four meetings.
This makes their 7/5 underdog offering well worth a dabble in the face of Wanderers’ 29/20 favouritism, or the 11/5 about a draw for that matter.
But if the match-betting spread isn’t floating your boat, we’ve sniffed out three alternatives from bwin’s extensive odds portfolio that have been reliable profit sources in the past.
Reading to score exactly one goal @ 6/4
The Royals haven’t fired multiple goals since 1996 when hosting this adversary, notching exactly one in the previous three renewals.
Wolves’ reliable rearguard hasn’t conceded more than one in any game this term so it would be unwise to back the home team to stockpile the strikes here.
Both teams to score – No @ 19/20
Only one or neither representative has hassled the scoreboard operator in six of the boys in gold and black’s eight league outings this term, with both in the goals just once in their four away days.
One outfit notching has been a staple in Reading’s recent matches too, with six of their last seven seeing at least one side fail to locate the net.
Under 2.5 goals @ 3/4
Neither team can be considered ravenous in front of goal so expect a cagey contest.
All bar one of Wolves’ eight matches have fallen short of the goal line in question, as have four of the last six in which Nigel Adkins’ men have featured.