Aston Villa vs. Reading Betting Preview
This Tuesday sees Reading travel to Villa Park and take on Aston Villa in a match which is absolutely crucial to both teams.
Whichever team loses this match will find themselves in the relegation zone of the Premier League, of course, the winners will be safe.
According to the bookies the odds are definitely in Villa’s favour, the odds on them winning are 1/1.
On the other hand it seems fairly likely that Reading will enter the relegation zone, the best odds available on a Reading win are 22/7.
Villa have been struggling to win matches under the new manager Paul Lambert, however, they did manage an impressive 0-0 draw against Arsenal this past Saturday.
It is thought that Lambert may pick a fresher starting line-up this Tuesday with both Stephen Ireland and Marc Albrighton likely to start.
Of their last six matches Reading have won just one, lost two and drawn three. It is generally expected that Pavel Pogrebnyak will be recalled for this match but veteran striker Jason Roberts is expected to sit out.
Given their victory last weekend, and the advantage of playing on home ground, it seems that the bookies are probably right when picking Villa as favourites to win