Stoke vs Reading – Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Published: January 16, 2023
Author: Josh Stewart
Last Updated: January 16, 2023

Reading visit Bet365 Stadium this coming Saturday for a Championship fixture with home side Stoke. Sitting bottom of the table, Stoke have claimed 30 points after 27 rounds, while Reading have amassed 37 points. This places the latter as number 14 in the Championship at the moment.

Stoke vs Reading Stats

  • Stoke have conceded in 14 of the last 16 home matches
  • In 7 of the last 8 Stoke home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Stoke have conceded in 11 of the last 13 matches
  • In 8 of the last 10 Stoke matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Stoke have not won 6 of the last 8 home matches
  • In 13 of the last 15 Reading matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Reading have not won 8 of the last 9 away matches
  • In 8 of the last 10 Reading away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Reading have conceded in 8 of the last 9 away matches
  • Reading have conceded in 7 of the last 8 matches

Stoke vs Reading Lineups

Stoke vs Reading Preview

Showing inconsistent form, Stoke lost two of their past three matches, going down 0-1 against Preston, before beating Hartlepool 0-3. The joy was short-lived, as Sheffield United proved too strong in a 3-1 defeat. Stoke only managed one meagre home win from a possible six at Bet365 Stadium in the Championship. They also drew one and lost four of these six encounters, in which they scored five and conceded eight goals. Stoke have been unable to turn the Bet365 Stadium into a fortress this season. They are one of the worst home teams in the Championship with a dismal 12 points and just three win. They scored 13 and allowed 18 goals against.

In their last three matches, Reading lost 1-0 against West Bromwich, won 2-0 against Watford, and drew 2-2 with QPR. Reading only have one paltry win to show from the last six away games in the Championship. In these six matches, they drew two and lost three as well as being outscored by eight goals to five. Reading proved themselves generous visitors in the Championship this season, as they conceded an astonishing 24 goals so far. This leaves them with the worst defensive record of all teams from their away matches.

Stoke vs Reading H2H

Reading beat Stoke twice in their most recent meetings, as they claimed wins by 2-1 and 2-1, respectively. Neither side have been the dominant force in recent meetings between Stoke and Reading, as Reading won two of the last ten matches, while Stoke won three matches of these ten encounters. The bookies have Reading to win this match at the best price odds of 2.08.

Current Championship Standings

Full Time Betting

Stoke claimed all three points three times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. They endured defeat in six of the games in this run. Reading won two of their last 10 games away while drawing two and losing six in this series of matches. Stoke have seen four of their previous 10 matches at Bet365 Stadium offer over 2.5 goals. In five of the last 10 league games away for Reading the match had over 2.5 goals.

Both Teams to Score

Reading got the better of Stoke in the last two h2h meetings, winning by 2-1 and 2-1, respectively.

Over/Under Tips

In the past ten encounters between Stoke and Reading over 2.5 goals came out six times, with Stoke scoring an average of 1.2 goals per game. Reading averaged 1.2 goals, while both teams scored six times. Stoke scored an average of 1.4 goals in their last ten matches in which over 2.5 goals happened six times. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Reading’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.3 goals in these 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.