Middlesbrough vs Reading
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 27th April 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).
Middlesbrough is on the verge of getting into the playoffs. They have two games remaining and are placed seventh in the table, just below the playoff zone. The team has to make up a difference of one point, against Derby, who has a game in hand. But, on a positive note, Derby has much more tough fixtures than Middlesbrough.
Reading needs a single point to mathematically secure safety and is under no duress. Even if they lose their next two fixtures, it’d be next to impossible for them to get relegated, as they have a far superior goal difference to that of Rotherham. The chances for them to finish as the last safe team in the table are quite high, since Millwall, who is currently below them in the table, has a match in hand.
Middlesbrough vs Reading Head-to-head (h2h)
- Middlesbrough won the last four matches in a row.
- Three of the last four ties saw Middlesbrough scoring two or more goals.
- The last six encounters at this venue returned four home wins.
- Reading failed to score in six of the last eleven fixtures.
Middlesbrough vs Reading Prediction
Reading was winless in 18 of their last 19 away ties, and in 21 of their last 23. In the last eight months, their sole away win came against Ipswich, the dead-last team in the table. Meanwhile, Middlesbrough won their last two home ties, and three of the last four overall fixtures.
Importantly, Middlesbrough won the last four h2h fixtures, and three of them saw the team scoring two or more goals. On top of that, Reading failed to score in six of the last eleven meetings.
Going on, take into account that Middlesbrough has the best defense in the Championship. They remain the only team along with Sheffield United to concede fewer than 40 goals in whole, and outrightly conceded the least at home, with just 16 against their name.
By all accounts, expect a home win this weekend.
Middlesbrough vs Reading Betting Tips
Middlesbrough to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.44 (4/9).