10. Reading and Southampton meet for the 36th time in the league on Saturday, the Saints boasting a narrow 13-9 win-loss record over their top-flight opponents. Another Southampton win is priced at 2.15. 9. Saints beat Reading 1-0 in the reverse fixture back in December (see below) and are 9.25 to repeat that scoreline.
8. The Royals, however, earned a 1-1 draw the last time these clubs met at the Madejski – the third draw in their six most recent meetings. Another tie is available at 3.40. 7. Reading boss Nigel Adkins faces a Saints side he led to promotion just last summer. Adkins was sacked with a 54% win percentage at St Mary’s but lost his first game in charge of Reading last weekend. The Royals are 3.30 to win. 6. Jason Puncheon scored the winner for Southampton the last time these sides met – one of six the midfielder has bagged this season. Puncheon is 3.80 to net again. 5. Hal Robson-Kanu is the only Reading player to have scored in their past five games. The winger is 5.00 to net at any time. 4. Southampton strung together back-to-back wins for only the third time this season with their 2-1 victory over Chelsea last weekend. They’ve led at half time in both previous games are a HT/FT bet of Saints/Saints is available at 3.30. 3. Reading have gone six games without winning a point and last won in the league in early February. They are 1.68 to win/draw on the Double Chance. 2. Ricky Lambert netted his 14th goal of the season against Chelsea last weekend. The striker’s goals have earned Southampton 20 points this season and he is 2.40 to net on Saturday. 1. Mikele Leigertwood scored the opener at the Madejski in this fixture last season but has netted just seven goals in 62 games since. The midfielder is 19.00 to score first.