Reading vs Swansea City Match Analysis & Prediction
27/12/2022 8:15 pm
Reading and Swansea City go head to head in the Championship on Tuesday with the two sides locked on the same points in the standings.
Before the Boxing Day fixtures, the sides sat in 12th and 11th places respectively, but are just two points adrift of the playoff spots.
Reading have endured the highs and lows of Championship football this season, mixing winning runs with losing streaks, yet supporters will still be pleased with their campaign after fearing relegation at one stage.
Last time out, Reading were outplayed by Birmingham City in the first half of their contest at St Andrew’s before a late comeback made a 3-2 defeat look respectable.
That loss ended a two-game winning run which had kept them in the top half of the table, and Paul Ince now needs to lift his side ahead of another important period.
Since suffering a 3-2 defeat in the reverse fixture to Swansea on October 18, eight of Readings’ nine goals have been scored in the second half of matches.
Swansea had been on a run of seven victories from nine matches not so long ago, moving the club into contention after they had been considerably behind Reading in the standings.
However, they are now winless in seven matches, with five draws during that run just about keeping Swansea in the top half and close proximity to the top six.
However, it is fair to sya that Russell Martin’s side have some momentum ahead of this contest after fighting back from three goals down to Coventry to earn an impressive draw at the Sky Blues.
All three goals came from the 68th minute onwards, and while Martin knows that his side have lost their way, that performance will only provide him with encouragement ahead of a tricky trip to Berkshire.
Reading vs. Swansea City Head to head
These two teams have previously met on 31 occasions across all competitions, with Reading claiming eight victories while Swansea have won 12, and they have drawn in 11. Swansea have scored 50 goals and conceded 40 in the process.
10/08/2021Reading0Swansea City3EFL Cup
Reading Team News
Ince will make changes to his Reading starting lineup, likely handing a start to Lucas Joao after he scored against Birmingham City off the substitutes’ bench.
Junior Hoilett may be considered for a role on either flank, but Andy Carroll is exptected to remain amont the replacement for this game.
Reading's Last 5 Matches
04/11/2022Reading1Preston North End2Championship
Swansea City Team News
Oliver Cooper is among a number of players for Swansea City in contention for an opportunity on Tuesday after the comeback at Coventry.
Joe Allen is nearing to a start after recovering from injury before the World Cup, while Ryan Manning and Joel Latibeaudiere will retain their places in the side despite ongoing contract situations.
Swansea City's Last 5 Matches
08/11/2022Birmingham City2Swansea City2Championship
12/11/2022Huddersfield Town0Swansea City0Championship
03/12/2022Dundee United0Swansea City2Club Friendlies
10/12/2022Swansea City0Norwich City1Championship
17/12/2022Coventry City3Swansea City3Championship
Reading vs. Swansea City: Odds and Predictions
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