Reading vs Hull City Prediction & Match Preview

Reading vs Hull City
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).

The recent losing streak of Hull, coupled with the home advantage of Reading, pick out the latter as the favorites. However, on the road, Hull have performed fairly well in their last several games, and they have dominated this opponent in the last several h2h games as well. As a result, the scope for BTTS is quite high this Saturday.

Reading vs Hull Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Hull won the reverse fixture, at home, with a 2-1 scoreline.
  • Six of the former seven wins had gone to Hull as well.
  • Nine of the last thirteen games had goals from both teams.
  • Since 2005, only two encounters at this stadium have failed to have goals from both teams.

Reading vs Hull Match Preview

Reading were held to a 1-1 draw on the road in their latest league game, by Cardiff. The former had found an early goal, and led for almost the entirety of the fixture. 

However, they could not prevent the late equalizer, thus dropping two valuable points. This sense of hurt will surely act as a motivator come this Saturday.

Elsewhere, Hull were defeated in front of their home crowd by Brentford the prior game week. The scoreline was 1-5, in favor of the guests, and this marked the fifth straight loss for Hull. 

This series of losses has placed Hull as the worst team in the competition at the moment. The team also conceded a total of nine goals from their past three match-ups, and failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 of their previous 14 overall fixtures.

On the road however, the team failed to find the back of the net in just three of their preceding nineteen trips.

Meanwhile, Reading found the back of the net in 14 of their previous 17 overall matches, and in 17 of their prior 20 appearances at home. It also deserves mention that the team could keep a single clean sheet in nine of their former ten overall games.

Reading vs Hull Prediction

Hull are on a five-match losing run, and they have conceded nine goals in their last three games alone. In return, the team could score a total of just three goals from their prior five fixtures. On top of that, this Saturday, they are on the road as well.

On the other hand, Reading were unbeaten in 13 of their previous 15 overall games, and were so in eight of their last eleven home fixtures. It’s also needed to mention that since October, two of the total three losses that Reading suffered at home had come against teams from the top-most tier of the league.

Considering these observations, we arrive to the conclusion that Reading are on course to deliver a win.

However, consider that Hull had won the reverse fixture, and that they are on a two-game winning run against this opponent. Also, only once have Hull lost against this opponent in the past 15 years, and they had also scored twice or more in the previous two such matches.

Finally, nine of the last thirteen h2h match-ups had goals from both teams, and only two such games at this venue in the last 15 years had failed to have goals from either squad. As such, expect the BTTS bet to bring very good returns this Saturday.

Reading vs Hull Betting Tips

  • Reading to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).