Stoke City vs Reading
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke on Trent).
Reading are comparatively better in terms of form, and they have had the most success in recent h2h clashes as well. However, the home stadium of Stoke is known to create problems for visitors, and it will require some waiting to know how the former will tackle this challenge.
Stoke City vs Reading Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last six matches saw goals from both teams.
- The last time these two met, spoils were shared with a 0-0 scorecard.
- Since 2003, Stoke have won just once against this opponent.
- Three of the previous five encounters at this venue saw the hosts failing to find the back of the net.
- Both teams scored in two of the former three clashes.
Stoke City vs Reading Prediction
Stoke took on the recently-promoted Luton the last match-day, and expectedly cruised towards a win. One after the other, they struck three unanswered goals into the former League One outfit’s net, to secure the three points.
In the meantime Reading were on the road, and were made to sweat it out on the pitch for a single point. They had conceded right after the half time, and it looked as if the hosts would record a 1-0 victory. But, the guests managed to fire in the equalizer in the 76th minute to share the spoils at the end of the game.
At present, consider the form of both teams, to determine the favorite for the weekend encounter. Stoke lost six of their last nine overall match-ups, and were winless in 18 of their previous 25 games. At home, they could manage to return a total of just four wins from their previous twenty-one attempts.
On the other hand, Reading were unbeaten in six of their last nine fixtures, and were so in nine of their preceding twelve battles on the road.
In addition, only once have reading lost against this opponent since 2003, and on top of that, Stoke are a team that is placed currently in the relegation zone.
Taking into consideration all these factors, rightfully expect the guests Reading to avoid a loss at the least this Saturday.
However, all is not well at the Reading camp either. They definitely do have to deal with the away handicap, and at the home of the famed Stoke as well. Moreover, only once have Reading kept a clean sheet this whole season, and Stoke had managed to score two or more goals in three of their previous five home games as well.
Finally, since 2006, only one meeting between these teams have failed to have goals from both teams, and all these factors combine together to pick out BTTS as a firm favorite this weekend.
Stoke City vs Reading Betting Tips
Double Chance: Reading or Draw @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).