Middlesbrough vs Reading – Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Published: February 27, 2023
Author: Josh Stewart
Last Updated: February 27, 2023

The Championship tie at the Riverside Stadium this coming Saturday sees home team Middlesbrough up against Reading. Middlesbrough are currently on 57 points after 34 matches, leaving them two places off the current Championship leaders. Meanwhile, Reading find themselves 14th in the Championship with 44 points following 33 rounds.

Middlesbrough vs Reading Stats

  • Middlesbrough have scored in 20 of the last 22 matches
  • Middlesbrough have won the last 4 matches in a row while scoring more than 2.5 goals
  • Middlesbrough have won the last 5 matches in a row while scoring more than 1.5 goals
  • Middlesbrough have won 9 of the last 11 matches
  • Middlesbrough have scored in 14 of the last 16 home matches
  • Reading have lost 4 of the last 5 away matches without scoring a goal
  • Reading have lost the last 5 away matches in a row while scoring less than 1.5 goals
  • Reading have not won 12 of the last 13 away matches
  • Reading have lost 4 of the last 5 away matches while scoring less than 0.5 goals
  • Reading have conceded in 14 of the last 16 matches

Middlesbrough vs Reading Lineups

Middlesbrough vs Reading Preview

Middlesbrough are looking to bounce back from a recent setback and get back to winning ways. In their last three matches, they first took out Sheffield United by 1-3, before beating Queens P.R. by 3-1. The winning streak came to an end against West Bromwich, who ran out 2-0 winners. Middlesbrough took six wins in their last six Championship matches on home soil, as they scored 15 and let in three goals.

Six points is what Reading have to show from their past three matches, as they beat Rotherham by 2-1. This was followed by a 1-0 defeat against Cardiff, before winning 3-1 against Blackpool. Reading came through their last six away games in the Championship without a single win. Of those six matches, they drew one and lost five in which, they were outscored by 11 goals to three. Reading are among the 3 worst away teams in the Championship, with a gloomy 11 points collected on their travels. They managed to score 11 times, while also conceding 30.

Middlesbrough vs Reading H2H

Middlesbrough lost to 1-0 Reading in their last encounter. This served as payback for the 2-1 win, which Middlesbrough dished out the match before that. Middlesbrough generally have the upper hand against Reading, offering a fine 7-1-2 winning record before their next encounter. The bookies’ best betting odds on a home win are at 1.51.

Current Championship Standings

Full Time Betting

Riverside Stadium witnessed Middlesbrough winning six times in their last 10 matches here, whilst drawing two and losing two as well. Reading claimed one win, two draws and seven defeats in their last 10 games away. Over 2.5 goals paid out with the bookmakers five times in the previous 10 Middlesbrough matches at Riverside Stadium. It paid out in four of the previous 10 league matches away for Reading.

Both Teams to Score

Reading won 1-0 the last time, they faced Middlesbrough, who won the match before that, when Middlesbrough claimed a 2-1 win.

Over/Under Tips

Both teams not to score was a winning bet six times in the last ten encounters between Middlesbrough and Reading as under 2.5 goals happened four times. Middlesbrough scored an average of 1.2 goals a game, with Reading averaging 0.6 goals in this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Middlesbrough’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.9 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Reading, who managed to score 1.2 times in those matches.


About Josh Stewart

Josh lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and works as a website editor. He has previously worked for several prominent online sites and, as a former professional golfer, specialises in sports and iGaming. Josh has almost a decade of experience as a freelancer and has received excellent reviews from current and previous clients.