Southampton welcome Reading to St. Mary’s on Friday night, in a match where the winner would become clear favourite to claim the Championship title, though a 1-1 draw looks the best bet at 11/2.
Reading have been in superb form recently, winning 13 of their last 15 matches, but Southampton have managed to obtain solid results in that time also, and so it appears most likely that the league challengers will cancel each other out.
The teams have played out 1-1 stalemates on the past two occasions they have met, and with Ladbrokes top-price on all correct scores on this match, that looks an outcome worth getting behind.
Brian McDermott’s Royals have scored one goal in their last three meetings with Southampton, and those who fancy their momentum to continue can take advantage of 7/1 odds for a 1-0 away win.
For punters who fancy a home victory, the Saints have triumphed 2-0 in each of their past three Championship wins, and some may wish to invest in 9/1 odds about that scoreline here.