Reading vs Coventry
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium.
The Royals are placed sixth in the table as of now, and are one of the teams that are hopeful of qualifying for the promotional playoffs. They have been fairly consistent all through this season, barring their games against top-tier squads.
They also have a good record at home, and most of all, they are pitted against one of the struggling teams in the Championship at the moment.
The Sky Blues have dropped a plethora of points lately, and have been conceding in plenty as well. They also have a worrying record on the road in the past several months as well.
In addition, Veljko Paunovic’s men also have a great h2h record against this rival over the years, and have scored in plenty all through these encounters.
For the reasons, expect Reading to deliver a win this Tuesday at the Madejski Stadium.
Reading vs Coventry: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Royals had recorded five of the previous six overall wins.
- They had scored a total of five goals from the past two meetings.
- They had kept clean sheets in four of the former six clashes.
- Since 2006, the hosts are on a winning run at this venue, barring a single match-up.
- The visitors have not found the back of the net at this ground since 2008.
Reading vs Coventry Prediction
Paunovic’s men recorded 1-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Huddersfield. In the meantime, the Sky Blues won 1-2 on the road against Millwall.
Going on, the Royals were unbeaten in eight of their preceding twelve overall fixtures, and they had won nine of their previous fourteen appearances at home. Note that they had also scored in all but five games at home since February of 2020.
On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in 19 of their past 25 overall match-ups, and they remained so in 12 of their former 14 road fixtures. They have also not kept a clean sheet away from home since September of 2021.
On top of that, Paunovic’s men also have a phenomenal h2h record against this opponent over the years, and especially so at this venue.
Taking these stats into account, and particularly the determination of Reading to qualify for the promotional playoffs, count on them to secure a win this Tuesday.
Reading vs Coventry: Betting Tips
Reading to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).