The fitness of Shane Long could prove the critical factor if Reading are to continue their recent fine form at home with a victory over current Championship leaders QPR.
Reading’s betting odds are 7/5 to beat QPR and they are yet to lose in the league this season in games where they have scored the opening goal.
If they are to break the deadlock against QPR then whether or not Long recovers from a hip injury will be highly important as he is their top scorer with 11 Championship goals so far this season.
Long is 11/2 in the Championship betting to score the first goal against QPR, who themselves have drawn blanks in their last three away games in the league.
Reading’s recent form has also been particularly good as they have lost just one of their last 13 league games and taken eight points from their last four fixtures.
QPR are 15/8 to take maximum points from their trip to Reading and also come into the game on a six-game unbeaten run.
However, they are still to record a first ever victory at the Madejski Stadium.
The opening goal could also end up being incredibly valuable for QPR, as they have proved highly-skilled at keeping clean sheets.
QPR have kept out the opposition 16 times in the Championship this season and have won all eight games when they have held the advantage at the half-time interval.
Therefore, the 4/1 offered on QPR leading at both half time and full time could be profitable.
But with QPR’s tight defence and apparent struggles to score away goals, a 1-0 for Neil Warnock’s men also looks a good bet at 7/1.
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