Middlesbrough vs Reading Prediction & Match Preview

Middlesbrough vs Reading Championship Prediction by LeagueLane

Middlesbrough vs Reading
English Championship
Date: Saturday, 17 October 2020
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.

Reading’s coach Veljko Paunovic was named manager of the month in English Championship. His squad played perfectly, having won every single match so far while also keeping three clean sheets.

The Royals have suddenly become very serious candidate for promotion, but there is rough away day for them this weekend.

Playing at Riverside is always hard, especially when home team is playing with a lot of confidence.

Middlesbrough’s team spirits are surely high after beating Barnsley just before the internationals break.

Despite better placement, Reading are still regarded as big underdogs here judging by the odds.

Middlesbrough vs Reading Head-to-head

  • It was quite shocking to find that Middlesbrough were victorious in the last six head to head meetings against Reading.
  • Result was always either 2-1 or 1-0. The most recent one took place in Reading in mid-July and Boro won that game thanks to late goal of Patrick Roberts.
  • When it comes to all time stats, Middlesbrough have 13-8 lead in terms of victories.
  • Reading scored 26 goals in 26 matches against Boro.

Middlesbrough vs Reading Prediction

So, why exactly is Reading playing so well under this Serbian coach without experience in English football?

They have been extremely careful when it comes to defending, while being lethal and scoring from almost all goal opportunities they find.

So far Reading’s goal difference is 7-1, beating some top tier teams like Watford FC, Derby County and Cardiff City.

Portuguese striker Lucas Joao has been most efficient player so far, but we are impressed with midfielder Michael Olise. This French player is only 18 years old and he managed to score one goal so far and provide one assist.

Middlesbrough are currently sitting in 10th place with five points from four games. They are having similar playstyle to Reading, mainly being focused on defending. Three out of four Boro’s games ended Under 2.5 FT.

We are predicting a draw here, while more adventurous punters can also try with 1-1 correct score option.

Middlesbrough vs Reading Betting Tips

  • Draw @ 3.40
  • Correct score 1:1 @ 6.50.