Reading vs Middlesbrough: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Reading will be hoping to keep up their 100% home record as they face Middlesbrough on Saturday (3pm UK time).

Reading vs Middlesbrough: Betting Tips

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Reading vs Middlesbrough: Predictions

Reading vs Middlesbrough: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 3/4 with Betfair
Correct score Reading 2-2 Middlesbrough 14/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Chuba Akpom 11/2 with SkyBet

Reading have been a Jekyll and Hyde side in the Championship in the first four games of this season, winning both of their home games by an aggregate score of 5-1,  but sit bottom of the league on away form, after failing to score in both games and conceding five goals.

Luckily for the Royals, this weekend’s game against is at the Madejski, but they face a Middlesbrough team that has been their bogey side in the last few seasons, with Chris Wilder’s side coming out winners in nine of the last 11 meetings between the two sides.

Boro are still waiting to pick up their first three points of the 2022/23 campaign after drawing three of their opening four games and are one of five sides yet to get a win on the board. They have had mixed emotions in their last two league games, scoring a 82nd minute equaliser against Sheffield United, but also conceding in stoppage time against Stoke last time out, denying Chris Wilder his first win of the season.

Reading vs Middlesbrough Match Stats

Middlesbrough have scored 2+ goals in three of their four Championship games this season, but have yet to end up on the winning side after losing 3-2 to QPR and drawing their last two games each by a 2-2 scoreline against Sheffield United and Stoke. Boro are yet to keep a clean sheet so far this season, conceding more goals than any other side (8).

No side has seen more goals scored in the first half of games this season than Middlesbrough (9), while Reading’s games have seen eight goals in the first half in their opening four games. The Royals are yet to concede in the second half in 2022/23, but have conceded six first half goals, the joint worst record in the division alongside Milwall.

Reading vs Middlesbrough: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Reading 2-2 Middlesbrough

Reading vs Middlesbrough odds

Reading vs Middlesbrough head-to-head

15 Jan 2022 – Middlesbrough 2-1 Reading – Championship

25 Sep 2021 – Reading 1-0 Middlesbrough – Championship

20 Feb 2021 – Reading 0-2 Middlesbrough – Championship

17 Oct 2020 – Middlesbrough 0-0 Reading – Championship

14 Jul 2020 – Reading 1-2 Middlesbrough – Championship

Reading have only won just one of the last 11 meetings between the two sides, but that did come in this exact fixture last season.


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