Reading v Leeds United Betting Tips: 1 AH+1, 2019-03-12

Championship Tips

READING v LEEDS UNITED
Championship
Tuesday 12th March 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Reading AH+1
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.72 (odds taken at 22:53 GMT, 11 Mar 2019)

Relegation battlers, Reading, will go in search of a third league win on the trot when they play host to automatic promotion candidates Leeds United as the betting tips continue in the Championship on Tuesday night.

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Reading Prediction

Reading enhanced their chances of survival in the Championship when they recorded a second win on the trot on the weekend by beating fellow strugglers, Wigan Athletic 3-2 at their Madejski Stadium with this result lifting The Royals up into 19th place and three points above the bottom three.

Previously, Reading had registered a 2-1 win away at down and out Ipswich Town at Portman Road, and having lost just once in their last eight matches overall in the Championship, their prospects of survival are now looking very bright indeed.

Results at home have also taken a turn for the better for the Berkshire outfit as Reading are now unbeaten in their last five matches on home turf, a sequence of results which include wins against Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic along with taking a point off Aston Villa and Rotherham United in 0-0 and 1-1 draws respectively.

Manager Jose Gomes has turned Reading’s fortunes around since his arrival and the Portuguese manager deserves the plaudits for lifting The Royals away from the relegation zone, albeit for the time being.

 

Key-Facts – Reading v Leeds United

  • Reading have lost just 1 of their last 8 matches overall in the Championship
  • Reading are unbeaten in their last 5 home matches at their Madejski Stadium
  • Leeds United have won just 2 of their last 6 away matches

 

Leeds United Prediction

Second placed Leeds United maintained their quest for automatic promotion on Saturday when they registered an important 1-0 win away from home against an out of sorts Bristol City outfit at Ashton Gate with the hosts surprisingly off their game.

Leeds have now collected four wins from their last five matches overall in the Championship with wins against Swansea City, Bolton Wanderers, West Brom and Bristol City, but it’s worth mentioning that just one of these four victories were recorded away from their Elland Road ground.

Leeds United know they must keep winning in order to keep 3rd placed Yorkshire rivals, Sheffield United at bay, but just two away wins from their last six matches on their travels suggest that a win for Leeds tonight at Reading is by no means a guaranteed outcome for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

During this recent six-match sequence away from home, Leeds have managed wins at Rotherham United and the aforementioned Bristol City, but have also fallen to defeats at Nottingham Forest, Stoke City and QPR within an overall away record of 9-4-5 28/23.

In addition, Leeds United have managed to record an away win by more than a 1-goal margin just twice this season, which were wins at Derby County 4-1 and Norwich City 3-0, but both recorded back in early season in August.

Betting Tips Verdict

Reading have shown they’re no pushovers in recent times, while Leeds are very capable of hitting the self-destruct button on occasions. Backing Reading with the handicap looks a good option here.


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