Reading v Tottenham latest odds, news and free bets

Brian McDermott and Andre Villas-Boas will be pleased to have an extra day preparing their teams for Sunday’s match following a double bout of international games, with both sides having made a stuttering start to the campaign

Tottenham supporters might have expected seven or more points from matches against Newcastle, Norwich and West Brom, although the north London side have just two on the board and Sunday’s encounter at the Madejski Stadium could be a tough one.

The visitors are 11/10 (BetVictor free bets) to win the match and we might see Clint Dempsey making his debut for a Tottenham side who have struggled to find the net thus far, with the American having made a dramatic switch to White Hart Lane on transfer deadline day.

It might also be the case that Emmanuel Adebayor is given the nod ahead of Jermain Defoe, while Gareth Bale was a shining light for Wales over the past fortnight despite his country losing both World Cup qualifiers which is already threatening to snuff out hopes of making Brazil in 2014.

Reading have played just two matches to date with the Royals scrambling a 1-1 draw at home to Stoke before narrowly losing 3-2 at Stamford Bridge, while their match at Sunderland was postponed.

There has been enough about both performances to suggest that the Berkshire side will make a decent fist of things when it comes to staying in the top flight and this could be a good time to face a Spurs team who have a number of new faces bedding into the team.

A home win can be backed at 11/4 (bet365 bookmaker) and Reading have a sharp shooter in Pavel Pogrebnyak, with the Russian an 8/1 chance to score the first goal of this game, while we are expecting three or more goals to be scored and that’s an even money chance.

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