Birmingham enjoy home advantage when visitors Reading swing by for a clash in the Championship this coming Wednesday. Placed 1st in the table Birmingham have amassed 35 points after 36 games. On 61 points Reading are ranked brilliantly in 5th place with an equal amount of matches to their name.
It has been a few rounds since Birmingham last taste of success in the Championship and they should expect no presents from upcoming opponents Reading.
Stats and facts for Birmingham and Reading.
- Birmingham did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
- Birmingham conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Birmingham conceded the last 11 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Birmingham’s last 2 of 4 matches.
- Reading unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Reading’s last 6 of 8 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Reading’s last 6 when playing away matches in the row;
- Reading scored in the last 7 of 9 matches.
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Form Birmingham vs Reading
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Birmingham keep target in sight.
One can’t really point a finger on the results for Birmingham in past rounds as they have performed according to their level. In their last 3 matches Birmingham split the points in a 1-1 draw against Huddersfield, followed by a 1-0 defeat against Barnsley. Their most recent match brought a 3-0 defeat against Bristol City.
Reading tough to break down.
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Reading in recent weeks as results have performed as expected. In their 3 latest outings Reading won 1-0 against Blackburn and went on to a 3-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday. Their latest game produced a 1-1 draw against Nottingham F..
In a match between two seemingly equal sides, with both in equal shape, it looks like a game that could go either way. Thus, a draw could be the value pick.
Birmingham v Reading Fixture History
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Don’t expect goals
Reading were left emptyhanded, when Birmingham handed them a 2-1 defeat in their last Championship encounter. The former did win the reverse match though, as they secured 3 points to their name by claiming a 3-1 win. Recent meetings have had a tendency to be rather shy on goals as 6 of the previous 10 matches paid out on under 2.5 goals. Birmingham have a 5-2-3 advantage in the Championship against Reading.
Placed 1st in the table Birmingham have amassed 35 points after 36 games. On 61 points Reading are ranked brilliantly in 5th place with an equal amount of matches to their name.
Full Time Betting
Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: Birmingham to win pays out at 3.30, the best prize for a draw is 3.10, while an away win for Reading returns you odds 2.25. Birmingham won just 1 of their last 10 home league games, while Reading won 4 of their last 10 away league games.
The prices available with the bookmakers indicate the chance of both teams to score (BTTS) is as low as 50% in this match. This equals odds around 2.00, while going the other way and betting on both teams NOT to score pays out odds 1.73. The bookies estimate the chance of this outcome paying out lies at 58%. The last 10 home league games for Birmingham averaged 2.6 goals per game with BTTS paying out 4 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Reading the average total goals were 1.4 with 3 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.
According to the bookmakers the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 42%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.40 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.50. Birmingham’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 2.6 goals a game. 5 of Birmingham’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Reading’s last 10 away league games averaged 1.4 goals per game. 2 of the last 10 away matches for Reading went over 2.5 goals.