Wolves’ 2-0 defeat at Fulham last weekend served to sow a few seeds of
doubt in the minds of the club’s followers, all of whom know that
anything other than three points against Reading here is not an option.
Though the pressure is now on the leaders in a way not seen since before
the festive period, Wolves still boast the third-best home form over a
ten-game period, losing just once and scoring the highest number of
goals over that timescale.
For Reading, meanwhile, there is no sign of the Royals’ ‘annus
horribilis’ of 2017/18 taking an upturn any time soon. A 3-1 home defeat
to Sheffield United in midweek kept them just four points clear of the
relegation zone – it could be just one by the close of play this
In addition to a vital three points, a victory for Wolves against
Reading would represent the completion of the midland club’s first
league double over the Royals since the 2004/05 season – and Wolves’
first run of three consecutive home wins over Reading since 1929/30.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has insisted that his side still has
what it takes to win the title, saying: “Wolves are going through a
tricky patch at the minute but all Championship teams do. They’re
scoring goals, they’re picking up points and they’ll be back at it.”
Players to watch: With 12 league goals apiece, Diogo Jota and Leo
Bonatini are entwined in a friendly rivalry to end the season as Wolves’
top gun. The latter striker has required fewer appearances to hit his
Jota will be up against countryman Tiago Ilori. The Reading defender has
won 53.4% of his aerial duels so far this season.
Stat attack: Reading are without a clean sheet in three matches against
Four out of the last five matches between the sides have produced under
Wolverhampton do sit in top position in the Championship standings ahead
of the visit of Reading, but Cardiff City and several other teams are
breathing down their neck. The Wolves have been producing terrific
displays in the English second tier to date, but coach Nuno Espirito
Santo must warn his men against complacency as the season is quite long.
Wolverhampton failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Fulham at the weekend,
but they are seen as hot favourites to win Saturdays football match
against Reading. The Wolves are determined to cement top position in the
standings and we predict that they are going to fight tooth and nail
against the Royals. Reading sit in the danger zone in the Championship
standings and seeing that they are on a four-game winless run in the
league, we are tempted to put our money on Nuno Espirito Santos troops
in this one.
玩法 大分 指数 小分 进球数 大分(0.93) 2.5 小分(0.94)