Reading vs Ipswich Town
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).
Reading failed to match last term’s achievement when they went all the way to play the promotional playoff. They will be lucky to save the Championship status this time out as they are yet to secure such an accomplishment with only two matches left to play.
Truth be told, the Royals are five points above the danger area and only a miracle could send them to League One next season. The team led by Paul Clement will have a chance to secure the second tier football next year as well on Saturday when they host Ipswich Town at Madejski.
The management change did not bring much joy to the Tractor Boys who easily lost last two league ties under the interim manager Bryan Klug. Luckily for Ipswich Town, they do not have to worry about the potential relegation, but things look far from ideal for them ahead of this trip to Berkshire.
Reading vs Ipswich Town: Head-to-head
Madejski is not the most favourite place for Ipswich Town who lost 9, drew 3 and won 3 of 15 clashes with reading there.
The Tractor Boys did manage to come on top when they met reading in this term of the Championship. They took a comfortable 2-0 victory in mid-December last year at Portman Road Stadium.
Four of last five H2H games produced goals at both ends.
Reading vs Ipswich Town: Prediction
Ipswich’s defensive line looked super vulnerable in the last couple of games as the team shipped six in back-to-back losses to Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa. Given that Reading were also struggling badly to keep things tight at the back lately, we just can’t see any of the two sides keeping their net untouched here. The Over 2.50 goals & BTTS pick is priced up at the 2.25 odds and it has to be our top betting call here.
Alternatively, we’ll go for the draw at 3.60 since we just can’t back Reading to win at 1.85 after such poor defensive displays against the likes of Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday in last two rounds.
Reading vs Ipswich Town: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 2.25
Draw @ 3.60