West Ham may have the best away record in the Championship, but Reading will provide stern opposition at the Madejski on Saturday.
It’s been a case of so far so good for Sam Allardyce at his new surroundings of the Boleyn Ground this season.
The Hammers’ quest for an immediate return to the Premier League sees them sat second in the table, just two points behind leaders Southampton.
Although the Londoners came unstuck at home to Burnley last Saturday, they are a different beast on the road, winning seven of their first ten matches this season and conceding just five.
They are priced at 33/20 by bwin to continue that form with a win at Reading on Saturday, but their recent record at the Madejski is poor – of the four league meetings between the two sides to date, Reading have won three to West Ham’s one.
Reading, for their part, have proven to be one of the league’s most inconsistent sides this season, as they continue to suffer a play-off hangover and struggle with the loss of top scorer Shane Long.
The Royals are slight favourites at 31/20, though their record over the last nine matches reads three wins, three draws and three defeats.
The clever money could be on a draw at 11/5. The Royals held Southampton to a 1-1 draw back in October and they are a stronger team then their current 11th position suggests.
New customers using their free £25 bet for joining bwin.com on this selection could pick up £80 if a stalemate does indeed occur at the Madejski.
If you’re looking for more value, then the double result market might interest you, particularly the Hammers leading at half-time and a draw at full-time at a price of 25/2.
West Ham have been equally prolific in away games this season, netting nine in each half, but the Royals have scored 12 of their 13 home goals in the second period of games.
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