Stoke City look to get rid of a sea of draws when they take on Reading at the Bet365 stadium this weekend. Nathan Jones has been unable to put together a promotion challenge at Stoke City and the focus has already shifted towards the next season with the team only 11 points above the relegation…
Stoke City FC vs Reading FC – Betting Tips for the game
Stoke City became the draw specialists in the division after a goalless with Derby County at Pride Park in the midweek action. This was the 16th draw of the campaign for the Potters.
Reading lost a three-game unbeaten sequence in the Championship thanks to a 3-0 defeat by Leeds United at the Madejski Stadium. This, however, was the first blow since the 4-0 defeat against Sheffield United in the middle of February.
The reverse fixture between the two clubs produced a 2-2 draw at the Madejski Stadium. Stoke City were able to claim a 2-1 victory when they last had a match against Reading at the Bet365 Stadium, although both teams were in the Premier League in this 2013 meeting. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
Stoke City FC vs Reading FC – Match odds
Stoke are unbeaten in six matches coming into the game but just one of those games have finished as a victory for the team. Nathan Jones and his men have been unable to look beyond stalemates and this is a major worry for the team. Reading Wilson is an opportunity to pick up a second consecutive away victory after beating Ipswich in the previous round. However, Reading have generally been mediocre when it comes to away matches with almost 50% of the games finishing as a draw or a defeat. Our preview would go with a draw.
Stoke City odds: 1.83
Reading win odds: 5.00
Stoke City FC vs Reading FC – Correct Score odds
Reading have not been able to score a lot of goals on the road, but Stoke City have a much serious issue with the team only grabbing goals no one can even when playing at the Bet365 Stadium. The last six games for Stoke City have returned a miserly four goals. Reading are also not great when it comes to getting away goals. Our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
Stoke City FC vs Reading FC – Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though the reverse fixture was an extremely entertaining 2-2 draw with over 3.5 goals, this match is expected to be a slow burner with a lot riding at stake for Reading, who could potentially slip into the bottom three by the end of this weekend. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.
Stoke City FC vs Reading FC – First Goalscorer odds
Benik Afobe is the top scorer from both teams this weekend after managing eight goals so far. Even though he has only managed one goal in his last 10 appearances, the recent performances from the forward has been slightly better. The poor defence of Reading should offer him chances to score and our first goalscorer prediction would back Benik Afobe.
Stoke City FC vs Reading FC – Free bet offers
Below we have all our free bet offers and bonuses for this weekend.
Bet £20 get a £20 Free Bet. New players only. Qualifying bet(s) must have minimum odds of 4/5 and must be settled before triggering free bet
£50 staggered free bet. Place your first bet and get £10 matched. After 5 bets get a free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your 5 bets. Then after your 10th bet, get another free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your last 5 bets.
Basically, to claim the free bets, place a £10 bet when you join to get £10. Then after 5 £20 bets, you get another £20. This then repeats so you can claim the final £20.
Min. odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater required to qualify.
Draw at 3.60
Total goals under 2.5 at 1.66