Reading vs Ipswich Town Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Reading vs Ipswich Town Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in the bottom-half of the Championship.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Reading are now three without a victory following a road loss to Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.  The Royals can have few complaints the result as they were second best throughout though 3-0 was probably a little harsh.

Ipswich made it back-to-back defeats as they suffered a home loss to promotion chasing Aston Villa.  The game turned on them having Grant Ward sent-off in the 42nd minute when they were one down and they ended up losing 4-0.

The reverse fixture came in mid-December and was won 2-0 by the Tractor Boys with a goal each for Callum Connolly and Joe Garner.  Garath McCleary has two goals in his last four starts against the Suffolk side but is unlikely to play here.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Reading could not have asked for a kinder fixture to secure the points needed to guarantee their safety for next season.  Ipswich are directionless since the loss of Mick McCarthy as they hunt for a new manager to take them into next season. The Royals look the most likely winners but I prefer enhancing the price by taking them and the under 2.5 goals as two of their last three homes have ended 1-0.  This scoreline is also how three of the last four for the Tractor Boys have ended the road (all defeats) so looks worth a small interest in the correct score market.

 

Reading to win the game and under 2.5 goals

Reading to win the game 1-0

 

Reading saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Reading saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Ipswich Town saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Reading

AVG Goals

0.8

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

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

11-08-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

18-08-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-08-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

25-08-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

29-08-2018

EFL Cup

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

01-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

15-09-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

19-09-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

22-09-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Ipswich Town Form Guide

Ipswich Town Team Logo

Ipswich Town

Won

0

Draw

5

Lost

5
D H

04-08-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

11-08-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Exeter City Team Logo Exeter City

FT 5 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

18-08-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

21-08-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

25-08-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

02-09-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

18-09-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

22-09-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Reading Preview

The Royals haul of seven points from their last six fixtures means they are almost certainly safe but not mathematically yet.  They sit in 19th place five points and three places above the relegation zone.

At the Madejski Stadium, they are unbeaten in their last five though three of these have ended in draws.  Yann Kermorgant has found the back of the net in two of his last three in front of his own fans.

Around 63% of the Championship goals that Reading have scored this season have come in the second-half.  A lack of a consistent goalscorer has been an issue for the Berkshire side this season with only Mo Barrow (ten) having reached double-figures.

 

Reading Team News

(ankle), Callum Harriott, Paul McShane (both hamstring), Tommy Elphick, Joe Mendez and Stephen Quinn (all knee) are doubts.  Jordan Obita (ligament) and Gareth McCleary (broken ankle) are out for the remainder of the season.

 

Ipswich Town Preview

The Tractor Boys have no manager and are limping towards the end of the season with six defeats from their last eight.  They could still finish ahead of East Anglian rivals Norwich who they are one point behind.

Away from Portman Road, they have lost each of their last four with three of them ending in the same 1-0 scoreline.  The Suffolk outfit have found the back of the net just one time in their last four road trips.

Just two of the last nine and four of the last 16 Ipswich have played have seen both teams find the back of the net.  Around 69% of their league goals this season have come in the second-half.

 

Ipswich Town Team News

Dominic Iorfa (thigh), Adam Webster, Tom Adeyemi, Teddy Bishop (all hamstring) and Dean Gerken (hip) are doubts while Grant Ward is suspended.  Luke Chambers (rib), David McGoldrick (groin), Joe Garner (skull), Emyr Huws and Andre Dozzell (both knee) are unlikely to feature again this season.

 

Reading Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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

Ipswich Town Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

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 Ipswich Town Sidelined Players

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