Stubborn Royals 6/1 For Promotion

sky-bet-championship-trophyReading may not be getting the credit they deserve for their run of five successive victories in the Championship – and in a wide open market they stand out at the 6/1 with William Hill to be promoted, and also at 12/1 with Sky Bet in their ‘Without Newcastle’ market.

The Royals are up into third place after beating Bristol City 2-1 at the Madejski on Saturday, having seen off Burton, Wigan, Forest and Rotherham in their previous 4 games (all without conceding).

As you would expect of a team managed by Jaap Stam, Reading’s key strength is their defence, with only 11 goals conceded in their last 14 games – four of those in defeat at Brentford. If they can maintain that sort of defensive discipline, they can go a long way.