Premier League betting preview: Chelsea v Reading
Chelsea host Reading tonight in the Premier League’s sole midweek fixture.
The home side will be looking to build on a solid opening win against Wigan last weekend, while Reading are searching for their maiden victory of the campaign having claimed a creditable point against Stoke on Saturday.
Blues midfielder Ramires could feature after missing the Wigan game, although summer signing Marko Marin is still out with a hamstring injury.
Reading striker Jason Roberts is suspended, while winger Jimmy Kebe is missing with a hamstring problem.
Betfair’s fixed-odds service has Chelsea as 1/4 favourites for the match, with Reading offered at 11/1.
The draw is priced at 19/4.
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is 14/5 favourite to score the first goal, ahead of teammate Daniel Sturridge at 4/1.
The shortest-priced Reading player is forward Pavel Pogrebnyak at 11/1, followed by fellow frontman Adam Le Fondre at 12/1.
The match kicks off at 7:45pm tonight.