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League One: Reading vs Shrewsbury – Betting preview

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Ace Football previews the League One round 35 match between Reading and Shrewsbury and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.

Reading and Shrewsbury are desperate for points to improve their standings in the table, with relegation looming. The teams clash this coming Saturday at Select Car Leasing Stadium, with much riding on the outcome in this League One battle.

Sitting bottom of the table, Shrewsbury have claimed 35 points after 33 rounds, while Reading have amassed 38 points. This places the latter as number 16 in the League One at the moment.


Form: Reading vs Shrewsbury

Reading Form

Their last three matches saw Reading drawing 1-1 with Fleetwood, losing 4-1 against Portsmouth before beating Port Vale by 2-0. Reading won five of their last six League One matches at the Select Car Leasing Stadium, scoring 11 and conceding three along they way. They also drew once as they remained without defeat.

Shrewsbury Form

In their last three matches, Shrewsbury drew 1-1 with Derby, drew 1-1 with Barnsley and lost 0-1 against Wigan. Shrewsbury claimed two wins against one draw and three defeats in their last six away matches in the League One. The scoreline from these matches reads six goals conceded and five scored.

Betting stats and facts for Reading and Shrewsbury

Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the last couple of matches that Reading and Shrewsbury played across all tournaments.

  • Reading have scored in 29 of the last 31 matches
  • Reading have scored in the last 16 home matches in a row
  • Reading have scored in 23 of the last 25 matches in the League One
  • Reading have scored in the last 12 home matches in a row in the League One
  • Reading have not lost 12 of the last 13 home matches
  • In 20 of the last 22 Shrewsbury away matches in the League One, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 17 of the last 19 Shrewsbury away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 14 of the last 15 Shrewsbury matches in the League One, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 15 of the last 17 Shrewsbury matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Shrewsbury have not won 12 of the last 14 away matches in the League One

Players in form: Reading vs Shrewsbury

Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Lewis Wing, who is performing well for Reading. He found the back of the net twice in his most recent League One outings. He’ll be out to add more goals against Shrewsbury.The visitors will be looking to Daniel Udoh to find the net once again, after managing two League One goals for Shrewsbury in recent matches.

Popular betting markets: Reading vs Shrewsbury

Full-time result

Reading claimed a modest six wins from their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. They split the points with the visiting team in three of the games, whilst losing one. Shrewsbury won three of their last 10 games away, drew two and lost five of the games in this run. Shrewsbury did not lose any of their last 7 matches at home.

Both teams to score

Reading scored first in seven of their last ten home games. Shrewsbury got the opening goal in four out of their last ten away games. Of the previous 10 outings, Reading scored the opening goal five times, whereas their opponents were first on target in five of their last 10 games.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals came out one time in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Reading, who scored an average of one goal along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in three of the last ten outings for Shrewsbury, who managed to score 0.9 times in those matches. Reading were on the scoreboard at least once in their previous 8 matches.

Suggested bet: Reading vs Shrewsbury

To sum up, the upcoming match between Reading and Shrewsbury seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this League One game.

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