Reading v Fulham Tips and Betting Offers, Championship, Tuesday 16th May 2017
Who will secure a place in the play-off final at Wembley on Tuesday night? These two sides shared a 1-1 draw in their first leg clash at the weekend, which has left this one delicately poised ahead of their second encounter. Both sides had a strong finish to the campaign, but only one of them will come out of this one with their promotion hopes still alive. Will Fulham’s brilliant end to the season put them through, or will it all come crashing down?
Reading v Fulham Betting Tips and Offers
Fulham may be the away side, but they come in to this game priced at 7/5 with Bet365 to win in normal time. Reading are 2/1 outsiders with Sky Bet, while the draw here is 5/2 with Betfair. Clearly it’s going to be a close affair, but just who will come out on top? Two whole seasons are now coming down to just 90 minutes of football.
Both sides have had recent spells in the top flight, but that will only make them more determined to return to the Premier League. Fulham made a late surge to make it this far, while the Royals have been part of the promotion fight for the entirety of the campaign. They come in to this tie without a great track record in the play-offs, but this could well be the campaign in which they make it to Wembley.
The hosts have shocked many in their great paly-off run, and Jaap Stam could be the man they need to guide them back to the top flight. The former Manchester United defender has the experience to succeed as a manager, and he’s had a brilliant start to life in the Championship.
The Royals have been brilliant in the league this season, largely down to their great home record. They took a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage in the first leg, which should only make them more confident here. The Royals have won 16 of their 23 home matches this term, and they’re now unbeaten in their last 10 at their own ground. That form points to more success for them on Tuesday night, yet they’re priced at 6/5 with Bet365 to win in the draw no bet market, which looks like fantastic value.
We can see the Royals shading this one, thanks to a tight display. The hosts have seen just over half of their games finish with a goal for both sides, largely down to some great home defending. They’ve kept a clean sheet in 43% of their home matches, and we can see another low scoring tie here. Despite their strong defensive form, both teams to score no is priced at 11/8 with BetVictor, which looks like great value.
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