12 Jan 00:06
Full Time Result -> Nottingham Forest at odds 2.25
Winless in 11 competitive games, and scoring just six goals during that run (D5, L6), Reading enter this clash having lost their last three Championship home matches. Despite having the lion's share of the possession in their last three competitive matches, a 2-0 FA Cup defeat at Manchester United in their last outing further exemplified the ‘Royals’ goal conversion issues - with 298 total shots on goal in the league this season, just 28 have found the net (GD - 28:41).Eight of their Championship fixtures also saw Reading lose from a half-time drawing position (a league high), and the hosts currently hold the division’s third-worst defensive record for the 15 minutes immediately following the break (ten goals conceded).Here, second-from-bottom Reading face next-in-line for total shots on goal in Nottingham Forest (304), yet Forest are seventh and just four points off the play-off positions.Without a win in four Championship away games, the 'Reds' (W9, D12, L5) scored three goals in seven minutes to beat ten-man Leeds 4-2 at home in their last league showing. Having netted in 72% of their away league fixtures this season, Forest travel to the Madejski in search of victory after three consecutive H2H defeats here.