Reading vs Stoke City
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 7 November 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium.
The Royals are the toppers of the table, and easily have been the best team in the competition with some incredible performances. They also have scored the most number of goals so far in the league, and have been simply superb at home.
Meanwhile, the Potters have also been on fine form lately, and two of their total three losses this season had come against teams in the top-most tier of the table. On the road too, barring these minimal defeats against few of the best teams in the Championship, the team has done quite well.
Likely, goals from both teams are expected this weekend.
In terms of result though, it should be taken into account that Veljko Paunovic’s men are the toppers, and that they have a good h2h record against this opponent. And as such, expect Reading to avoid a loss at the very least.
Reading vs Stoke: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the previous eight overall games had goals from both teams.
- The latest encounter, which had taken place just two months back, had ended with a 1-1 scorecard.
- It’s been 22 years since the hosts have lost at this stadium.
- In the past 26-year period, only twice have the guests kept a clean sheet at this stadium.
- Since 2006, every single encounter at this venue has had goals from both teams.
Reading vs Stoke: Prediction
The Royals lost 0-3 at home the last match-day, against Preston. In the meantime, Michael O’Neil’s men lost 3-2 on the road against Watford.
Going on, Paunovic’s men were unbeaten in ten of their last thirteen matches, and they had won eight of their former twelve games as well.
They had also won four of their previous five home appearances, and importantly, they are the toppers of the table. In the process, they had also scored the most number of goals in the competition.
At the same time, their counterparts had scored two or more goals in three of their preceding six match-ups, and they had won seven of their last ten road trips.
Moreover, six of the past eight h2h encounters had goals from both teams, and so did every single face-to-face meeting at this venue since 2006.
Likely, there’s a high probability that the upcoming encounter will have goals in plenty.
However, understand that the Royals are the toppers of the table, and they have a great opportunity to improve their lead – considering the second-placed Swansea and third-placed Norwich are taking on each other.
On top of that, Paunovic’s men are also unbeaten at this venue since 1998. Taking all these factors into account, expect Reading to secure at least a draw this Saturday.
Reading vs Stoke: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Reading or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).