Rotherham United take on Reading at the New York Stadium looking to end a five-game winless run. Paul Warne has seen his team remain just a couple of places above the relegation zone even with a strong surge of form over the last two months. Reading have dropped back into the relegation places but the Royals could jump ahead of Rotherham with a victory in this game. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Rotherham were held to a 2-2 draw by Sheffield Wednesday at the Hillsborough Stadium. This was yet another high-scoring game involving Rotherham, who have managed just one stalemate less than Nottingham Forest (10) this season.
Reading had a disappointing home match against Sheffield United and it finished as a 2-0 success for the Blades. This was the sixth home defeat of the campaign for Reading.
The recent match between the Royals and Rotherham took place at the Madejski Stadium with the former getting a 2-1 victory. The recent meeting at the New York Stadium between these two clubs produced a 1-0 success for Reading. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Rotherham United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Rotherham United win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Reading are at odds of 3.50 to win this match. Even though they may be quite attractive prices for backing a team that has managed three consecutive wins over the hosts, Rotherham come into the game with a great deal of resilience. They have been able to hold many better teams like Sheffield United to stalemates. Even though the last victory for Rotherham was five matches ago, this victory was at the New York Stadium. Warne will be placing emphasis on taking advantage of games against teams around them in the table. I would back a victory for Rotherham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Rotherham United win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Rotherham United vs Reading draw odds: 3.40
Reading win odds: 3.50
Correct Score odds
Rotherham have been through a goal fest in recent weeks with all of the last four matches – since the last international break – producing more than 3.5 goals in total. Reading, meanwhile, have been quite poor going forward and they did not have many clear-cut chances against Sheffield United. However, the poor defence at Rotherham makes our correct score prediction go with a 2-1 win for the hosts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Rotherham United 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
All of the last four matches involving Rotherham have witnessed over 3.5 goals without exception. Such has been the high-scoring nature of matches involving Rotherham – due to a combination of strong resilience, decent attack, and poor defensive mistakes. Even if Reading do not score, our total goals prediction expects over 2.5 goals in this match.
[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
Michael Smith has been able to come up with four goals in the league this season. He has been in excellent form of late since three of those goals have come in the last seven games for the striker. His last game against Reading was in the EFL trophy while playing for Portsmouth. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Smith.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Michael Smith at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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