Opta Stats: Fulham v Reading

4May 2013

England - Premier League


Reading are relegated and Fulham are aimlessly drifting in mid-table. Who will have the bigger desire to win this one? Opta reveals all.


Fulham have lost their last three Barclays Premier League games without scoring a single goal. They have never lost four in a row in the Premier League without  netting. Reading are 8.0 to win to nil.


In the last three league meetings between the Whites and the Royals, there have been five goals scored and a player dismissed within the final five minutes of the  matches. You can find odds of 4.6 on a player being sent off.


Reading had eight shots on target against Fulham earlier in the season; the most they have had in a single game this campaign. Reading are 1.52 to score a goal.


Dimitar Berbatov has scored five goals in four league clashes with the Royals. Berbatov is 2.1 to find the net.


In Fulham's 11 league games since the start of February, only Berbatov (five) and Sascha Riether (one) have found the net for the Whites (excluding own goals).  Berbatov is priced at 5.3 to score first.


After scoring three first-half goals in one game against Manchester United on December 1, Reading have scored just four goals in total before the break in the ensuing  21 league games. Fulham are 2.3 to be leading at half-time.


The Royals have lost 11 of their last 12 away league games, including their last five on the bounce. A Fulham win can be backed at 1.74.


Reading's first goal has come, on average, in the 50th minute this season; the latest figure of all 20 PL teams. The Royals are 4.4 to win the second half.


Reading players have been forced to make a league-high 11 clearances off the line this term. A Reading clean sheet can be backed at 6.4, with odds of 1.16 available on Fulham scoring a goal.



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Keywords: Opta Stats, Fulham, Reading

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