Opta Stats: West Ham v Reading

19May 2013

England - Premier League


West Ham will be looking to guarantee a top half finish with a win against a Reading side that need a win if they are to have any chance of dodging the ignominy of finishing bottom of the Premier League.


West Ham have won just one of their previous five Premier League meetings with Reading (D1 L3). You can lay West Ham at 1.71.


Should Reading win this match, they'll have secured more wins against West Ham in the Premier League than against any other side (four, currently three). Reading are 5.8 to take victory.


The Hammers have lost just one of their last eight Premier League home games (W4 D3 L1). They are 1.69 to extend this record with a win.


Reading have won just one of their last 14 Premier League away trips to London, but this came in their last visit to the capital on May 4th; 4-2 vs Fulham. Reading are 10.5 to win half-time/full-time.


Reading have won fewer points away from home than any other side in the Premier League this season (8). The West Ham half-time/full-time double result is priced at 2.68.


No side has conceded a lower proportion of their goals from set-pieces than West Ham United this season in the Premier League (15.7%). West Ham are 2.74 to keep a clean sheet.


Jobi McAnuff has attempted 39 shots (inc. blocked) without scoring in the Premier League this season; more than any other player. McAnuff is 8.5 to break his duck.


Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has been forced in to a save every 17 minutes on average in the Premier League this season; more often than any other goalkeeper. Reading are 7.2 to keep a clean sheet.


West Ham's Jussi Jääskeläinen has faced more shots on target (211) and has made more saves (162) than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this term. West Ham are 2.9 to win to nil.


Reading have scored a league-high proportion of 39% of their goals in the final 15 minutes of Premier League games this season. They are available at 2.9 to score the last goal.



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Keywords: Opta Stats, West Ham, Reading

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