October 14, 2022 Sports Betting
On Saturday afternoon, Reading will face West Bromwich Albion in an effort to recover from going two games without a win in the Championship.
Even so, the Royals are still in fifth place in the standings, while their rivals are managerless and in danger of being relegated.
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Reading vs West Bromwich Albion Tips and Prediction
Reading has gone two games without a victory for the first time this season, which is evidence of the enormous advancements Paul Ince has made possible at the organization.
However, the Berkshire team’s record is not all bad; they managed to draw with top-flight Norwich City and suffered a late loss to in-form Queens Park Rangers.
Despite those losses, the Royals are still two points short of first place, and Ince will be confident that they can turn things around against one of the worst clubs in the division.
Andy Carroll, who spent the second half of the previous season at The Hawthorns before leaving at the conclusion of the season, will be reunited with old friends at the game.
With three straight starts, the former England international has recently demonstrated his fitness, however his lone goal since his comeback came from the penalty spot in the most recent match.
Richard Beale, the manager of West Brom’s Under-21 team, has been given temporary control of the team after Steve Bruce was, as expected, fired from his role in the dugout.
The Baggies have now gone eight games without a win, keeping the team two points above the relegation zone after their goalless draw with Luton Town at home.
There doesn’t seem to be a clear leader for the position on a full-time basis ahead of their upcoming second-tier match, and Beale will be hoping that his players can play with some freedom in an effort to return to winning ways.
West Brom have not yet won away from their West Midlands home, despite only losing twice in away games during the 2022–23 season. This must change if they are to have any chance of competing for promotion later in the year.
Given the talent on their roster and the fact that West Brom is now under temporary management, anything is possible. However, we are unable to support Reading at home, so we forecast a win for the Royals that will likely be quite easy but could be made to appear closer by a late consolation goal.