Preston have hit some form on their own patch but head to the Madejski where Reading, 4/6 with , should take the points.
A run of three straight wins has given Preston a glimmer of hope in their bid to stay in the Championship but with games running out and North End still eight points adrift of Crystal Palace in 21st, they still have plenty of work to do.
Phil Brown’s rejuvenated side are 5/1 with Totesport to land a fourth consecutive triumph as they head to the Madejski Stadium to face Reading but sadly for Preston they face a Royals side in decent shape themselves having registered four victories in a row to move into the play-off places and at 4/6 with , Brian McDermott’s in-form team look set to deal Preston’s survival hopes a significant blow.
With seven in his last six league games Shane Long can do the damage for the hosts. The Irishman bagged a brace on Saturday and is responsible for penalties so he’s worth considering at 11/10 in bet365’s anytime goalscorer market.
Reading to beat Preston – 4/6 ()
Shane Long to score at any time – 11/10 (bet365)