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Reading vs Swansea Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (10/08/21) 

The EFL Cup Round 1’s highlight game must be this one. The clash between Reading and Swansea seems to be the most exciting match-up that this stage of the competition has to offer. This article will provide you with some useful information in order to bet on the game. 

Reading vs Swansea top free betting predictions and odds 

Here is our team of experts’ top 3 free betting picks: 

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your bet slip before confirming. 

Swansea to Win 

Being one of the most even match-ups, it’s normal to see both sides’ victory valued at fairly similar odds. Out of the two, we prefer to back the one with the higher payout – Swansea. In their last 10, the visitors have the better recent form with 4 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws, compared to Reading’s 4 losses 5 draws, and a single win. Head-to-head it’s even worse for the home team. It has suffered 6 defeats and drawn the other 4 games out of their last 10. This means that Reading has been unable to beat Swansea for over 8 years now. 

BTTS – Yes 

Swansea has scored in 9 of the last 10 head-to-head games, while Reading has done it in 6. This sums up to 6 matches which concluded with a BTTS – Yes result. Despite its disastrous match history, Reading has scored in 80% of its games, with Swansea maintaining the same goal-scoring rating in its last 10 matches as well. 

Over 2.5 Goals 

This is yet another eventful mainly-Championship match-up. There has been only a single goalless game in the last 10 head-to-head meetings. Six of those matches also had Over 2.5 goals scored in them. It seems that the 60% success rate of this bet is reoccurring, as both teams have the same rate of Over 2.5 goal games in their solo match history. 

Reading vs Swansea: Check out the statistics for this game  

Here are the latest and most relevant stats and odds for this game. 

England EFL Cup
Reading
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Swansea
August 10, 2021
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Reading vs Swansea

icon Head to Head

10/08/21
EFL Cup
Reading
Reading
0 - 3
Swansea
Swansea
25/04/21
CHA
Reading
Reading
2 - 2
Swansea
Swansea
30/12/20
CHA
Swansea
Swansea
0 - 0
Reading
Reading
22/07/20
CHA
Reading
Reading
1 - 4
Swansea
Swansea
28/09/19
CHA
Swansea
Swansea
1 - 1
Reading
Reading

Reading

Last 5

25/09/21
CHA
Reading
Reading
1 - 0
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough
18/09/21
CHA
Fulham
Fulham
1 - 2
Reading
Reading
14/09/21
CHA
Reading
Reading
3 - 1
Peterborough
Peterborough
11/09/21
CHA
Reading
Reading
3 - 3
QPR
QPR
28/08/21
CHA
Huddersfield
Huddersfield
4 - 0
Reading
Reading

Swansea

Last 5

25/09/21
CHA
Swansea
Swansea
1 - 0
Huddersfield
Huddersfield
22/09/21
EFL Cup
Brighton
Brighton
2 - 0
Swansea
Swansea
18/09/21
CHA
Luton
Luton
3 - 3
Swansea
Swansea
15/09/21
CHA
Swansea
Swansea
0 - 0
Millwall
Millwall
11/09/21
CHA
Swansea
Swansea
0 - 0
Hull
Hull

Ex-EFL Champions put to the test in Round 1 

The road to glory was bright for Swansea in the 2012/2013 campaign. Led by Michael Laudrup the Swans went on to win the EFL after demolishing Bradford City 5-0 in the final game to become the first and only Welsh side to win the tournament. Laudrup’s squad took down Liverpool and Chelsea on the road to the final which was also quite memorable.  

On the other hand, Reading’s greatest accomplishment in this competition is reaching the Quarter-finals twice – in 1996 and 1998. With the team solidifying its position in the Championship and displaying consistent results, it’s only a matter of time to return to glory. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Reading vs Swansea Prediction

  • What’s the kick-off time? – The game will begin at 21:00 on 10/08/2021. 
  • Where is the Reading vs Swansea match going to be? – The fixture will be played at Madejski Stadium in Reading.
  • Which is your recommended bookmaker? – Our recommended bookmaker for this game is Betfred. 
  • Which team is favored to win? – The bookies value Reading’s win as the more likely outcome, but we prefer backing Swansea.