Wednesday evening’s game at the Madejski Stadium sees second-from-bottom Reading host a Chelsea side looking to further cement their place in the top four of the Premier League.
Despite their lowly position, the Royals have lost just one of their last five in the league and go into this game having beaten Sheffield United 4-0 in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.
Brian McDermott’s men are generously priced at 5/1 for the win, with Chelsea odds-on at 12/25 and the draw on offer at 17/5.
The visitors will be looking for a major improvement in Berkshire, having been held to a 2-2 draw by League One Brentford in their FA Cup fourth-round tie on Sunday.
Away from the cup, they beat Arsenal 2-1 at Stamford Bridge the previous weekend and have won their last four games on the road.
Chelsea came out on top in the reverse fixture, first taking the lead then going behind before eventually running out 4-2 winners.
Below are five key stats to help you decide where to place your money this time around.
0.95 – The average amount of goals Chelsea have conceded per game, a record bettered only by champions Manchester City. You can back the Blues to keep a clean sheet at 27/20.
3 – The amount of clean sheets Reading have kept in the league this season, the joint-worst record in the division. They have all come in front of their own fans, but with the Royals conceding at least two in half of their home games, you may want to bet on Chelsea to score over 1.5 goals at 11/25.
8 – The amount of penalties awarded to Chelsea in the league this season, seven of which have been scored, with three from spot-kick master Frank Lampard, who is 9/5 to net at any time.
12 – The amount of times Reading have lost the second half of league games, which is another record this season. There is a price of 3/4 on offer for them to be beaten in the second 45 minutes for an unlucky 13th time.
15 – The amount of times Chelsea have opened the scoring – more than any other other team in the league. If you fancy them doing so again, you can take advantage of bwin’s price of 2/5.