Reading vs Birmingham City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 12:30 Hrs

Venue: Madejski Stadium

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Reading vs Birmingham City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday (2nd) evening (20:00) game features two sides in need of points at the bottom end of the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Reading put to an end their three-game losing run as they picked up a point at Oakwell in a 1-1 draw with Barnsley. They took the lead against the run of play in the 68th minute through Yann Kermorgant but conceded a 91st minute equalizer. Birmingham put to an end their winless run last time out as they defeated Leeds 1-0 at St Andrew’s. An 83rd minute Jacques Maghoma goal helped them secure three vital points at the bottom of the table. The reverse fixture between these sides came in August and the Royals won that 2-0 thanks to a goal each from Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and George Evans. It means that the Blues are now three without a victory against Reading.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Birmingham are without an away victory all season but they might never get a better opportunity against an out of sorts Reading side who should have been easily brushed aside by Barnsley at the weekend and have won just two of their ten at this ground. The draw is a runner so be sure to take this option also in the double chance market. These two sides have scored a combined 15 goals between them in the first-half this season and as such taking this game to be without a goal at the interval makes sense.

Birmingham and draw double chance

0-0 in the half-time correct score market

Reading saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Birmingham City

Birmingham City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Birmingham City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Reading

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Reading Form Guide

Reading Team Logo

Reading

Won

1

Draw

3

Lost

6
L A

03-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

14-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

06-05-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-06-2018

Club Friendlies

Eastleigh Team Logo Eastleigh

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Birmingham City Form Guide

Birmingham City Team Logo

Birmingham City

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
W H

31-03-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

03-04-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

07-04-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

15-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

28-04-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

12-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FK Akhmat Team Logo FK Akhmat

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Ulm Team Logo Ulm

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Reading Preview

After a slow start to the season the Royals looked to be turning a corner but now they have lost their form again picking up just two points from their last five. They sat in 17th place going into 2018 and just six points above the relegation zone. At the Madejski Stadium, it is just one victory in their last five in the league and just two in their last ten. Five of the last eight and each of their last three in front of their own fans have gone over 2.5 goals. The Berkshire outfit are poor starters and have been ahead at half-time in just four of their 24 played so far and would be bottom of the table if games were decided after 45 minutes. Just eight of the 30 goals they have netted this season have come in the first-half and just 3% in the fifteen minutes before the interval.

Reading Team News

Liam Kelly (illness), Callum Harriott, Tennai Watson (both hamstring), Sam Smith, Stephen Quinn and Joe Mendes (all knee) are doubts. Jordan Obita (cruciate) is out for the season

Birmingham City Preview

The Blues ended their seven-game winless run with victory last time out which was only their second in their last 13. They sit bottom of the table but the gap is just one point and two points to safety. Away from St Andrew’s, they are yet to register a victory and have drawn just three of their 12 played. Two of those draws though have come from their last three including a good point at Bramall Lane. The lowest scorers in the Championship have netted just 13 league goals from their 25 fixtures. A remarkable 20 of the 25 they have played this season have gone under 2.5 goals with ten going under 1.5.

Birmingham City Team News

Carl Jenkinson (dislocated shoulder), Tomas Kuszczak (groin), Jason Lowe and Che Adams (both hamstring) are doubts. Isaac Vassell (cruciate) is unlikely to play again this season.

Reading Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Birmingham City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Reading vs Birmingham City Sidelined Players

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