It has been 12 games since Reading last tasted a league defeat and their surge up the Championship table of late has resulted in them becoming the country’s form team.
It’s a record that The Royals will be hoping to keep hold of when they travel to Elland Road tomorrow night (April 22nd) and bwin has them down as slight favourites to win the match, with odds of 31/20.
Leeds, currently one of only three teams yet to lose at home in the Championship so far in 2011, are slight outsiders, with odds of 33/20 to come away with three points.
Football betting enthusiasts may find it difficult to separate the two and could therefore be tempted to have a punt on some of the other markets available to them.
Goals are sure to be in plentiful supply in this promotion battle. Leeds have notched 78 of them this season, while Reading have managed to find the net in each of their last 13 league matches.
In fact, Luciano Becchio, Max Gradel, Davide Somma and Jonny Howson have all shown predatory instincts in front of goal so far this season and The Whites have scored two or more goals in 25 of their 42 league games.
Betting on the game to produce four goals or more could prove to be a profitable venture, with current odds meaning that a £10 bet with bwin will return £52.50.
While the Berkshire side are right in the thick of the hunt for automatic promotion, Leeds, who were promoted from League 1 last year, are struggling to cling onto the final play-off spot.
Simon Grayson’s men have won just one of their last six matches and only an 88th-minute own goal against Watford on Saturday rescued them from a third consecutive defeat.
Speaking of clinching late winners, Reading have scored 20 goals in the final 15 minutes of Championship games this season – a feat only rivalled by fellow promotion chasers Cardiff.
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