Michael Owen has tipped Wolves to beat Reading on Wednesday night when the sides meet each other in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
The ex England star predicts that the home side will see a win to nil at Molineux. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side go into the game on the back of a last minute equaliser at Selhurst Park on Sunday, which was much needed although they still haven’t won in the league yet this season.
Reading haven’t had the best starts to the season, and after overhauling the squad in the summer, find themselves back near the relegation zone after eight games of the new campaign.
The last time the two sides met, Wolves ran out 3-0 victors as they went onto claim promotion to the Premier League just weeks later.
Owen thinks they’ll run out victorious again and has adopted for Wolves to win whilst keeping a clean sheet.
Speaking in his Bet Victor blog, Owen said: “Wolves snatched a point at Selhurst Park on Sunday, but they will be keen to gain a first win of the season in domestic competition when Reading visit Molineux midweek.
“The Royals have lost their last three Championship games and Nuno Espirito Santo will want a confidence-building home victory ahead of the visit of Watford at the weekend.
“Tip: Wolves to win to nil.”
I’m not sure how much Owen has seen of Reading so far this season, but going off the statistics you can’t blame him for picking a home win.
Reading may surprise a few though, as if Wolves choose to weaken their squad with Europa League and Premier League games coming up then it might make the game a more level playing field.
The Royals need a morale boosting win, and as the last Championship side in the competition it’s the perfect time to get it.