Bristol City look to sustain a top six place when they take on Reading, who are at the opposite end of the table, at the Ashton Gate Stadium on Friday. Bristol occupy the final play-off place but Lee Johnson’s men cannot sleep in peace knowing that Middlesbrough and Derby are still capable of getting back into the top-six. Reading were able to get a huge boost in the fight against relegation with the team now four points above the drop zone. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bristol City were undone by a brilliant Aston Villa team at Villa Park. The Midlands outfit were able to pick up a 2-1 victory to send Bristol to the first defeat in six matches.
Reading once again made home form count as they beat Brentford 2-1 at the Madejski Stadium. This was the second successive home victory for the Royals, who have now been able to give themselves a breathing space over the bottom three going into the last four matches.
The reverse fixture between Bristol and Reading produced a 3-2 win for the Royals at the Madejski Stadium back in November. Bristol were able to manage a 2-0 win when they last took on the Royals at the Aston Gate Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions for the match would go with a win for Bristol.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bristol City win at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
Reading are aiming for a double over Bristol, but it will be a very difficult proposition considering the poor away form shown by the Royals throughout the campaign. Reading have only managed two away wins and it may be difficult for the team to dislodge Bristol, who have suffered from a dip in form at home. The success over West Brom is Bristol’s only home win in the last five games. Even then, the risk of losing the top six place will motivate Johnson’s team to a win, according to our preview.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bristol City win at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
Bristol City vs Reading draw odds: 4.00
Reading win odds: 5.25
Correct Score odds
Bristol come into the game after having scored six goals in the last three matches at the Aston Gate Stadium. Players like Famara Diedhiou have been experiencing a decent run of form. Surprisingly, Reading have been unable to score in just one of the last four trips. Yet, the Royals are more effective when they are playing at the Madejski Stadium. Our correct score prediction would pick a 2-1 win for Bristol.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bristol City 2-1 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been more than 2.5 goals in the last two home matches for Bristol, as nervousness kicks in for the team in the final few matches of the campaign. Reading will come out fighting in order to save their Championship status. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Famara Diedhiou was able to justify his recent form with a strong overhead kick against Aston Villa to score his 12th league goal of the campaign. This was the first goal for the 26-year-old in his last seven appearances, but he has been playing well during this period. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Famara Diedhiou.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Famara Diedhiou at 4.30[/bet_tip_now]
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