Friday night sees the FA Cup quarter-final round initiated as Crystal Palace make the trip to the Madejski to take on Brian McDermott’s Reading.
Reading caused an upset in the last round against West Brom, they’re 23/10 to cause another one and 12/1 to come from behind and win like in the last round, the Royals have scored 13 goals in the first 15 minutes of games this season, they’re 7/1 with Ladbrokes to be leading after quarter of an hour.
Premier League Palace are 7/5 favourites to progress to a Wembley semi-final. Conor Wickham has found some form lately, scoring a brace in two of Palace’s last three games, he’s 7/1 to open the scoring, whereas team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor is favourite at 13/2. Wickham is also 13/1 to score another brace, quite short odds.
Palace have won both their FA Cup games to date 1-0, they’re 7/1 to make it three in a row. The eagles haven’t won by more than one goal since November and Palace to win by one goal is 3/1 with BetVictor. Palace to win to nil is 27/10.
Palace to carry on their clean sheet run is 7/4 however BTTS is 4/5, but both teams not to score is 10/11. Under 1.5 is also a good bet for this one at 2/1, whereas over 2.5 is out at 6/5.
Reading to repeat their fifth round score of 3-1 is 33/1, although the most popular bet with OddsChecker is 1-1 at 6/1. Reading’s most common win at home this season has been 1-0, that’s 9/1.
No team has scored from more set pieces in the Premier League this season than Palace. whereas Reading have headed the eighth most Championship goals this seasonThe first goal in the game is 9/2 to be a header, Reading are also 13/10 to have the most corners in the match, with Palace at evens.