Birmingham City host Reading at St Andrew’s Stadium hoping to extend the amazing run of form and enter into the top-10 places. Reading are still not devoid of relegation trouble with the club only two points away from the bottom three. Birmingham are now on an amazing four points behind the top six places following an irresistible run of form. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Birmingham picked up a narrow 1-0 win over Stoke City thanks to a late goal from Che Adams. This was the second consecutive win for Birmingham.
Reading beat Millwall 3-1 at the Madejski Stadium to help themselves out of the bottom three. This was the second win in three games at the Madejski Stadium for Paul Clement’s men.
The recent game between the two clubs was the League Cup meeting back in August when Reading picked up a 2-0 victory over Birmingham. Reading enjoyed a similar victory in their last trip to the St Andrew’s Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for Birmingham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Birmingham City win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Reading are given a price of 4.50 to win the match. Even though Clement’s men are fresh from a victory over Millwall, they are not a match for Birmingham’s confident bunch. Garry Monk started the campaign with serious doubts about the club’s ability to survive in the division, but Birmingham are now unbeaten in nine Championship matches. The last defeat suffered by Birmingham was towards the end of August. They have now been able to convert draws into victories and it is evident from their climb up the table. Our preview would pick a win for Birmingham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Birmingham City win at 1.83[/bet_tip_now]
Birmingham City vs Reading draw odds: 3.40
Reading win odds: 4.50
Correct Score odds
Birmingham were able to pick up a victory over Stoke thanks to a late goal but the blues did create several chances over the course of the game. They may tend to appreciate Reading’s disappointing away record, as the Royals have conceded two goals per game on average in the last six away games. Our correct score prediction would back a 2-0 victory for Birmingham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Birmingham 2-0 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Incredibly, none of the recent meetings between Birmingham and Reading has produced more than 2.5 goals and it is difficult to expect anything out of this meeting with Birmingham yet to become clinical in the final third. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Lukas Jutkiewicz was unable to add to his seven-goal tally against Stoke City but he did provide the assist for Che Adams’ winner. Jutkiewicz was also one of the best players on the pitch for Birmingham. Incredibly, he has never been able to score against Reading – even after six attempts. This drought is unlikely to carry on for a player on form. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Jutkiewicz.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lukas Jutkiewicz at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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