Our recommended bet for Friday’s clash at the Madejski Stadium comes in the form of a draw between Reading and Preston North End.
A £10 wager for such an outcome will secure you a return of £32 with Betway.
The opening fixture of the upcoming Championship gameweek is set to play out at the Madejski Stadium on Friday, November 4th.
The clash in question will see a Reading outfit in search of a return to winning ways play host to a Preston North End on the up.
Let’s first take a look at the recent endeavours of the former.
Reading, after surprising the masses in establishing themselves in the thick of the battle for promotion earlier in the campaign, have since slipped off the pace in a major way of late.
Owing to a run of just one win from seven - at home to Bristol City two weeks ago - the Royals have plummeted down the table in England’s 2nd tier.
A 0-0 stalemate at Luton Town last time out means that Paul Ince’s troops now sit in 11th.
Should results go against them once more this weekend, Reading, in turn, could find themselves firmly in the bottom half of the standings come the close of the gameweek.
Safe to say, then, that Friday’s hosts could do with a return to winning ways.
Such a result, however, will not come easy against a Preston side brimming with confidence.
Amid a largely hit-and-miss season of their own, the Lilywhites have gotten things very much on track over the course of the last few weeks.
The club’s last four outings have given rise to a trio of victories, the latest of which came this past weekend, in altogether impressive fashion.
A meeting with high-flying Swansea City at Deepdale ultimately culminated in the day’s hosts emerging on the right side of a 1-0 scoreline, owing to a first-half Brad Potts strike.
Ryan Lowe’s men, as a result, have climbed to the heights of 8th in the Championship table, just a solitary points off the promotion playoff places.
We at 101 therefore envision a hard-fought 90 minutes of action being played out at the Madejski on Friday night.
When all is said and done, though, we are backing hosts Reading to do enough to hold their in-form visitors to a share of the spoils.