Reading vs Ipswich Town: Preview and Prediction

Reading vs Ipswich Town
England – League Championship
Date: Friday, 9 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK
Venue: Madejski Stadium, Reading.

Reading and Ipswich are in a similar kind of form when they lock horns at the Madejski Stadium on Friday evening. Both teams also earn a win in their fifth round match before heading into the international, only the second victory of the season.

Reading started their season with a 1-0 home win against Preston, but suffered back-to-back defeats against Wolves and Newcastle in their next two games. They ended their losing streak with a 2-2 home draw against Brighton before earning the 1-0 away win against Cardiff in their fifth match.

Ipswich Town also started their season campaign with a 4-2 win against Barnsley. They have to wait till the match day five for their second league win of the season, which came at home against Preston by a 1-0 margin. However, they lost once so far this season, 2-0 at Brentford. While they drew the remaining two games against Wolves and Norwich.

Reading vs Ipswich: Head-to-Head Stats

Reading won the corresponding fixture of last season by a 5-1 margin, but they lost in the reverse fixture at Ipswich 2-1.

Reading are on a five match winning run at home against Ipswich. Their only lost just once to Ipswich in the last 10 home meetings.

Reading vs Ipswich: Prediction

Ipswich Town have registered just one win in their last 8 away matches in the Championship. But they also managed to get 5 draws during the period. Also they failed to score in the two away games they played so far this season.

While Reading have a very strong home record against Ipswich and have won in all of the last five games. So Reading must edge a win, which is also backed by the overall away form of Ipswich from their past 10 meetings.

Also judging by the current scoring form of both teams, the match is expected to see fewer goals. Therefore, I also go with my correct score prediction of a 2-0 win in favour of Reading at odds of 17/2 (9.50).

Reading vs Ipswich: Betting Tips

Reading to win at 6/5 (2.20)
Under 2.5 goals at 13/20 (1.65).