Swansea City v Reading Match Preview

Swansea City v Reading Match Preview

Swansea City returned to winning ways against Blackburn in midweek. After falling behind to a Charlie Mulgrew penalty, a revitalised Swans scored 3 times in the second half. Swansea’s next task is another home match against Reading, who come into the game with just 1 win in 5. A win for Swansea could push them back into the playoffs as they try for an immediate return to the Premier League.

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Swansea City - 4/5* to Win

Swansea City Championship Form

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Last Time Out In The Championship

Swansea were back to winning ways in their 3-1 win against Blackburn. Despite a poor first half showing, 2 half time substitutions from Graham Potter completely changed the game. Jay Fulton and Leroy Fer were both introduced at the break, with both players playing pivotal roles in Swansea’s comeback. Jay Fulton almost grabbed the first goal, but his shot rebounded off the post onto the back of Blackburn goalkeeper David Raya. Connor Roberts put Swansea ahead before Bersant Celina completed the comeback, dinking over the opposition keeper from Fer’s through ball. Swansea looked back to their best in the second half, with young stars Fulton and James particularly impressive.

Reading - 33/10* to Win

Reading Championship Form

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Last Time Out In The Championship

Reading failed to capitalise on their win against Millwall with a 2-1 defeat to Birmingham. Reading had the better of the first half, testing Lee Camp on more than one occasion. Camp nearly gifted Reading a goal after spilling a Liam Kelly shot before being saved by the post. An early second half goal from Gary Gardner gave Birmingham the confidence they were lacking in the first half. Lukas Jutiewicz doubled Birmingham’s lead with 20 minutes to go, heading across goal from a Che Adams cross. Reading did grab a 90th minute consolation through Yakou Meite, but there wasn’t enough time for a late equaliser.

Swansea City v Reading Head to Head Record

Swansea City Wins - 30 Draws - 14 Reading Wins - 33

Swansea and Reading met each other fairly regularly while both teams were in the Championship at the turn of the decade. The teams famously met at Wembley in the 2011 Championship Play Off Final. Scott Sinclair shone as Swansea recorded a 4-2 win, winning promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history. More recently, the 2 sides met last year in the League Cup. Alfie Mawson and Jordan Ayew both scored in a comfortable 2-0 win for Swansea at the Madejski Stadium.

Swansea to win 2-0 - 8/1*

Where to Watch Swansea City v Reading

Swansea v Reading is available to all Swans TV subscribers, with match coverage as well as live commentary.

Bet UK’s Betting Tips

Swansea to win to nil - 39/20*

Swansea City should be full of confidence after their win against Blackburn and against a Reading side that struggles to finish chances, they should keep a clean sheet.

*All odds from Bet UK’s [online betting] correct at the time of writing.

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