Reading vs Birmingham
England – Championship
Date: Sunday, 5th May 2019
Kick-off at 12.30 UK/ 13.30 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).
Despite the challenges and obstacles thrown at them by the Federation and other unforeseen circumstances, Birmingham managed to hold on and is about to finish on a respectable position in the table.
It’s important for them to keep going with the momentum they have built, which will help in the next season, for which they surely will be having high hopes.
Reading is the second to last safe team in the table, and since the three teams to be relegated are already decided upon, the squad can have a sigh of relief for this fixture.
Since it’s a home game for Reading, and this being the final league match of the season, they would definitely want a win.
Reading vs Birmingham Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last nine wins belong to Birmingham.
- The reverse fixture of this tie saw Birmingham winning at home, with a 2-1 scoreline.
- The last four league ties at this venue returned three away wins and a draw.
- Reading last recorded a league win at home six years back.
Reading vs Birmingham Prediction
Birmingham has been the better side against this team, for quite some time in h2h ties. They recorded six of the last nine wins and won three of the last four league encounters at this venue. The team also won the reverse fixture of this tie, and the last Reading won a Championship match at this stadium was back in 2013.
Do expect Birmingham to avoid a loss at any cost. But Reading does have the home advantage, and they were unbeaten in eight of their last nine home fixtures. They also scored two or more goals in two of the last three home ties, and in three of the last five.
This being the signing-off game of the season, Reading definitely would want to thank their fans for the support and present them with a good performance. And since Birmingham conceded in the last eleven matches on the road, it’s logical to expect goals from both teams.
Reading vs Birmingham Betting Tips
Double Chance: Birmingham or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).