Reading vs Birmingham
England – League Championship
Date: Tuesday, 13 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Madejski Stadium, Reading.
Reading FC have made a good start to their campaign for the 2016/17 season and are on a three match unbeaten run when they host Birmingham City FC at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday. After starting the season with a narrow 1-0 win against Preston, they suffered back-to-back defeats against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United. They ship is now steady after earning a thrilling 2-2 draw against Brighton which is now followed by two wins against Cardiff City and Ipswich Town.
Birmingham on the other hand, have suffered just one defeat so far this season, against Wolves on 20th of August. Since then they have defeated a strong Norwich at home which was backed up by a narrow 1-0 away with against another in-form team Fulham. They currently occupy fourth position in the league table and if they can maintain they good form, they can make a strong push for a top six finish this season.
Reading vs Birmingham: Head-to-Head Stats
Reading suffered a 2-0 defeat to Birmingham in the corresponding fixture last season, while they also lost the away leg by 2-1 margin. This put Birmingham on a four match winning run after having won in the two fixtures on 2014/15 season.
Reading have not only lost in the last two home games to Birmingham, but also failed to score in those matches. However, have won the previous two games without conceding.
Reading vs Birmingham: Prediction
This is a clash between two teams at top of their form at the moment. They are capable of playing some brilliant football at the moment, also the usual complacency and inconsistency.
The analysis from a combination of head-to-head stats from previous two seasons and their performances from the six matches in the league so far, Birmingham are slight favourites to edge a win here. So backing side on a double chance will be a safe bet for this fixture.
Also the previous four home matches of Reading against Birmingham have seen under 2.5 goals. So this could be used as an alternate bet.
Reading vs Birmingham: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Draw/Birmingham at 8/11 (1.73)
Under 2.5 goals at 2/3 (1.67).
Get the rest of our Championship Tips at the Prediction Page.