Reading have been excellent this season and even though they in their last match versus Manchester United they managed two away goals. 1 point and a whole lot of confidence from two matches versus Chelsea and Manchester United is not such a bad thing afterall. West Ham have been in trouble all season and it doesn’t look like its going to improve a lot under Alan Curbishley. They started off well by beating United at home, but have now picked up two defeats under their new manager in just 4 matches. West Ham have not won a game away from home this season and have not scored away in the last 13 hours of premiership football.
Sam Sodje will be suspended for this match after receiving a red against United. Graeme Murty faces a late fitness test before the match, due to a knock he picked up at the weekend. Alan Curbishley will be happy that Nigel Reo-Coker is back after serving his suspension with Paul Konchesky. Bobby Zamora and and George McCartney faces late fitness tests ahead of this match.
Reading won the reverse fixture this season by a solitary early goal scored by Ki-Hyeon. If Reading manage to win this, it will be the first time that they have done the double over the Hammers. The Reading form has been going done off late and have not won a match in their last 6 outings. They have lost their last two home games versus Blackburn and Everton.
I expect West Ham to get atleast a draw from this match after looking at the recent Reading results. Both teams to score in the match is at the odds of 1.95 and that is definitely on. A score draw is at the odds of 4.50. Goals can be expected from this match, and the odds of over 2.5 goals is 2.15.