Swansea City – Reading

England, the Premier League: Swansea City-Reading, Saturday 6 October, 18:00

Swansea City and Reading play one another on Saturday at the Liberty Stadium. The home team are sitting 11th in the table (alongside Stoke City and Sunderland), while the visitors are in 19th (joint with Queens Park Rangers). The match will be refereed by Mike Dean.
Head-to-Head history:
30 May 2011, Reading-Swansea City 2-4
01 January 2011, Swansea City-Reading 1-0
16 October 2010, Reading-Swansea City 0-1
26 December 2009, Reading-Swansea City 1-1
18 August 2009, Swansea City-Reading 0-0

The Jacks have two wins, one draw and three defeats this season, 10 goals for and 9 against as far as scoring is concerned. They lost 2-0 in their last game, which was against Stoke City.
If their match against Reading features 3 goals or more, Swansea City’s sequence of overs will reach four.

It’s been a winless season for the Royals thus far, as they’ve recorded two draws and three defeats, 6 goals scored and 11 conceded overall. Last Saturday they drew 2-2 with Newcastle. Jimmy Kebe and Noel Hunt scored Reading’s goals.

It’s still early days in the Premier League campaign, but we can look at some of the previous year’s statistics to try to work out how the two sides will get on:
The Swans finished in 11th spot in the Premier League with 47 points. By the end of their last campaign they had recorded twelve victories, eleven draws and fifteen losses. They found the net 44 times and conceded 51 times along the way.
Reading will be hoping to keep up their terrific form from last year which saw them going up to the Premier League. They finished 1st in the Championship on 89 points. They recorded twenty-seven wins, eight draws and eleven losses last year, scoring 69 and conceding 41 along the way.

Swansea City are the favourites to come out on top when they travel to Reading. It is worth noting that the odds on an away victory are 21/4. It might also be a good option to place a bet on an over result at 3/1.

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