Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Reading entertain Hull City in Saturday’s afternoon kick-off at the Madejski Stadium. Paul Clement’s side have picked up just one victory since the season began and they are one point adrift of safety. Hull have not had the best of starts either but an additional win has helped them hold a two-point advantage over the Royals. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Reading come into the game on the back of a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Norwich City. Teemu Pikki and Mario Vrancic netted for the visitors on either side of Jon Dadi Bodvarsson’s strike for Reading.
Likewise, Hull registered a fifth defeat of the campaign as they were downed 2-1 by Wigan Athletic on the road. Sam Morsy and Josh Windass bagged the goals for the hosts before Jarrod Bowed netted a consolation.
The previous encounter between the teams was at the KCOM Stadium in January 2018 which ended in a 0-0 scoreline. The last meeting at the Madejski Stadium witnessed a 1-1 draw. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Hull City are priced at 2.90 to pick up the three points while Reading are backed for the same at 2.60. Both teams have suffered five defeats apiece this term and they come into this game on the back of midweek losses. Based on this, neither side would want to end on the losing end and more so Reading, who are yet to pick up a point in front of their fans. Our preview fancies a share of the spoils.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Reading win odds: 2.60
Hull City win odds: 2.90
Correct Score odds
Reading have yet to find success in their home turf and this has witnessed them suffer four-straight defeats. On the contrary, Hull have performed better with four points from as many away games but they are yet to keep a clean sheet just like Reading. Both teams are likely to play with more care coming into this fixture. Hence, we are anticipating a stalemate which has been the case in the previous two meetings. Our correct score prediction would back a 1-1 score.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”] 1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Since 2010, Hull and Reading have contested each other in eight league games and just two matches have seen more than two goals. Aside from this, 1-1 has been the common score on three occasions. Another tight encounter may be witnessed with both sides in need of an uplift after midweek defeats. Our total goals prediction expects less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jon Dadi Bodvarsson has been Reading’s main goalscoring source and he has contributed four goals from seven matches this term. The 27-year-old has featured from the bench in the past two games but he is likely to reclaim a starting role this weekend after finding the net in midweek, which ended his two-match goalless streak. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Bodvarsson.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jon Dadi Bodvarsson at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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