Bristol City vs Reading Prediction & Match Preview

Bristol City vs Reading
English Championship
Date: Friday, 19 April 2019
Kick-Off 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Ashton Gate Stadium (Bristol).

Bristol City and Reading will raise the curtain on a very busy Good Friday Matchday exactly at noon at Ashton Gate Stadium. Teams come into the fixture with opposite ambitions. Hosts are looking to stay inside the top-six in the league ladder, while Reading will try and pick up salvation points down in the relegation battle.

The Robins broke into the top-six just recently thanks to a phenomenal streak of results. They won three and drew one of four league games before falling 2-1 away at red-hot direct play-offs rivals Aston Villa six days ago. It was yet another strong display from Lee Johnson’s troops who are still one point above seventh-placed Middlesbrough.

The clash against Reading should really give Bristol City a nice opportunity to rebound instantly from the mentioned defeat at Villa Park.

Bristol City vs Reading: Head-to-head

The head to head record is something hosts will not be looking at coming into this tie with the Royals.

Reading lead the H2H tie by six wins ahead of 25th meeting with Bristol City.

However, the Robins won two of past three head to head affairs and they notched at least two goals in three of last four encounters with Reading.

Bristol City vs Reading: Prediction

Reading celebrated a highly-important 2-1 victory over Brentford last weekend to go four points clear off the red zone. They shocked Norwich City with a last-gasp stoppage time equalizer to save a 2-2 draw away at section leaders ten days ago.

Portuguese manager Jose Gomes instilled attacking mentality into Reading’s players which is why each of last four league outings they played produced goals at both ends. We’d not be surprised to see the Royals on the scoreline here against Bristol City who are also capable of producing loads in front of the opposition goal.

Home win & BTTS is the standout bet, while punters who prefer safer options can just go with the Over 2.5 goals FT pick at 1.72.

Bristol City vs Reading: Bet Tips

  • Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
  • Bristol City to win & Both Teams To Score @ 3.25 (9/4).