Saturday, March 27, 2010

BIG TEST FOR BAGGIES .............


Albion are battling with Newcastle for the Championship title, but at the end of the day, all that matters is that they finish the season back in the EPL . Currently sitting with an eight point lead over third placed Forest, I think that they would view a point here, as one earned, rather than two lost. Therefore, I am very comfortable taking the home side off level ball.

At long last Reading have kick started their season and are beginning to show what quality they have at the club. They have lost just twice in 14 starts, one of which came against EPL highflyers Aston Villa and even in that game, the Berkshire side completely dominated the opening half, racing into a two goal lead. They also played Albion twice in that sequence, getting the better of two very tense FA Cup ties, they are arguably playing better now and the visitors are getting to the stage where they are happy to tick another game off.

The Baggies have won their last five, but have had to grind out most of those and were fortunate to hold on to a 1-0 lead at home to Coventry on Wednesday, with the visitors missing three excellent chances and hitting the woodwork as time expired. At the same time Reading were finding an injury time winner at promotion chasing Leicester. That was the fourth time recently that they have scored after the 92nd minute, with three of those goals earning wins, which shows the level of commitment and drive at the club right now.

Those hard earned points have seen them close to within eight of the playoffs, which is incredible as they were in the drop zone, what seems like only yesterday. They have a game in hand, at least, on most of the teams above them and with 27 points still up for grabs, they will be looking for another win today and to continue the momentum. They tend to do better against all the footballing sides and with Albion falling firmly into that category, I make them a solid selection with the draw no bet option.

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