Tuesday 22 August 2017

Bet you should have done

Reading to beat Newcastle 7/2

Newcastle are in the sort of form that any team who is priced over 2/1 to beat them is worthy of a punt and, on Saturday, Reading rewarded anyone who did.

Brian McDermott's Royals have become more solid throughout the season and after last week's improbable comeback against West Brom, they had confidence and momentum going into the game at St James' Park.

It's a measure of how little there is between the teams that Reading now trail Saturday's opponents by just two points.

Irish Independent

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