Fulham v Reading Betting: Play-off favourites can make home advantage count

Fulham v Reading Betting: Play-off favourites can make home advantage count

Date: 13 May 2017 11:48

Four teams are competing for the final place in next season's Premier League and this intriguing clash at Craven Cottage should provide goals galore

Fulham have been installed as 13/8 (2.63) favourites to win the Championship play-off despite the lowest finishing position of any team left in contention.

The Cottagers have been dominant in recent weeks, racking up seven wins in their last nine regular season matches and playing a free-flowing, attacking style to boot. dabblebet offer just 8/13 (1.62) that they make home advantage count by establishing a first leg lead.

Reading ended up in third after 46 games but their struggles on the road mean they're big outsiders at 9/2 (5.50) to triumph in this first leg while the draw is 3/1 (4.0).

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One thing that we should see here is goals and plenty of them too. Fulham hit 85 goals in the regular season, as many as champions Newcastle, but they also rank only eigth for defence. Reading meanwhile, leaked 64 times this season and the Royals have certainly struggled with travel sickness against the better sides.

Jaap Stam's side picked up just three points from their away games to teams who ended the campaign in the top 11 spots, conceding an average of 3.2 goals per game. Coming up against the joint-top scorers, it's no surprise to see over 2.5 goals at just 4/6 (1.67), the same price is available on both teams to score with dabblebet.

The previous meeting between these two at Craven Cottage ended 5-0 to Fulham and siding with another high-scoring home win looks a solid option here.

dabblebet go 5/4 (2.25) about a win for Slavisa Jokanovic's men containing at least three goals. This bet has landed in five of Fulham's last six league matches and looks worthy of support once again due to the visitors' struggles on the road.

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If goals are expected between these two sides then another possible angle could be Tom Cairney to get on the scoresheet. He's 17/10 (2.70) to find the back of the net and the Scottish midfielder has done so in three of his last five matches, he's also the team's top scorer this season with 12 goals to his name.

On duty at penalties and with a taste for flamboyant strikes from distance, the 26-year-old looks a very solid option in what's likely to be an open game to kick-start the Championship play-offs.

Fulham to win and over 2.5 goals at 5/4 (2.25) for a 2pt stake with dabblebet

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