Reading are at the Madejski Stadium for Saturday’s Championship meeting against Bristol City. The hosts have been fighting a relegation battle since the season started and they recently dropped into the bottom three after successive league defeats. Bristol, meanwhile, saw their winning run cease last weekend and they are now three points adrift of the playoff places. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Reading suffered their fourth defeat in five matches last weekend as they were beaten 2-0 by Swansea City on the road. Oliver McBurnie starred for the hosts with a goal in either half.
Bristol suffered a defeat in their recent most league game after Stoke picked up a 1-0 win. Prior to that result, Bristol were on a two-match winning run with clean sheets in both of those.
Reading’s recent meeting against Bristol was at the Ashton Gate in December 2017 where they suffered a 2-0 defeat. The last encounter at the Madejski Stadium saw Bristol come up triumphs once more by a 1-0 scoreline. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate an away win for Bristol.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bristol City win at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
Reading are given a price of 3.25 for a home triumph but their recent run of results, we are not backing this outcome. The Berkshire outfit have struggled for consistency over the past 18 months and the same pattern has been the case this term. Both teams are quite equal in terms of the goalscoring but the visitors, who possess a better defensive record. Our preview fancies Bristol to secure a third-straight victory over the hosts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bristol City win at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
Reading vs Bristol City draw odds: 3.25
Reading win odds: 3.25
Correct Score odds
Despite a lowly position, Reading have regularly found the scoresheet and they have netted at least once in five of their seven home matches. However, their defence has been equally vulnerable with just one clean sheet and this may result in an open encounter. Nonetheless, we are backing Bristol for the win with them being better disciplined at the back on their travels. Bristol have accumulated shutouts in four away games this term. Our correct score prediction fancies a Bristol 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bristol City 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Reading’s inability to keep regular clean sheets has contributed to high-scoring encounters at the Madejski Stadium. Out of their seven matches, there have been five occasions where two or more goals have been produced with 2-1 being the common score. Our total goals prediction would back more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Famara Diedhiou has bagged just three goals for Bristol this campaign but one of those came recently against Hull City. The Senegalese may have not found the net on a regular basis but he has the tendency to test the goalkeeper with regular shots. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Famara Diedhiou.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Famara Diedhiou at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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