Reading vs Southampton Betting Tips and Prediction. On Saturday, Reading and Southampton square off at the Madejski.
On Saturday, July 22, Reading and Southampton square off at the Madejski Stadium in a friendly.
Following their respective relegations from the Championship and Premier League last season, the two teams are having a difficult time rebuilding.
After being relegated from the Championship last season, Reading will play in the second division of English football for the first time in twenty years.
With 44 points from 46 games, Ruben Selles’ team finished 22nd, five points behind Cardiff City in 21st place and safe.
Reading has since played two friendlies, losing the first one 1-0 to AFC Wimbledon on July 8 and the second one 2-0 to Sutton United.
In contrast, Southampton’s 11-year Premier League tenure came to an end last season after an odd campaign.
The Saints finished last in the points standings after dropping 25 of their 38 games and earning just 25 points.
On July 12, three days before their 1-1 draw with Goztepe, the Saints’ preseason began with a 2-0 friendly defeat to Portuguese champions Benfica.
Reading vs Southampton – Important Points:
Southampton leads the series with a 38-win record over the last 88 matches.
Since Reading and the Saints first faced off in January 1891, they have won 27 games while splitting the spoils 23 times.
Southampton has won three times since November 2018 and is unbeaten in five of their previous six games against the Royals.
Reading has lost nine games since the beginning of March and has lost all 15 of its games in all competitions.
The Saints have lost ten times in their last 15 games since a 1-0 victory over Leicester City on March 4.
Reading vs Southampton – The Prediction:
Both teams are having a terrible stretch of play and will enter the weekend hoping for a victory that will boost their spirits.
Southampton has a stronger team and ought to prevail.
Prediction: Reading 1-2 Southampton
Reading vs Southampton – The Tip:
1: Results – Draw
2: Both teams will score – Yes
3: Over 5 cards – No
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