Reading vs Bristol City Betting Tip Home Win – 28th January 2020

Reading can take three points against the Robins

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EnglandReading vs Bristol CityEngland
28th January 20:00hrs
Football – England – Championship
Pick Away Win
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 5/4 odds taken 21:12 GMT, Sunday, 26th January

Given the home form of the Royals recently, this should be a very good contest on Tuesday night. Reading play host to Bristol City and while they are trailing the Robins by seven points, the Royals are in good shape at the moment.

Bristol City are just on the outskirts of the playoff places in the second tier. They have not been in the greatest of nick out on their travels recently which may leave them a little vulnerable at the Madejski.

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Royals strong enough to defend home soil

Reading have collected a W6 D1 L6 record at home this season in the Championship. That, of course, suggests that they aren’t that reliable, but in their last three there they have secured two wins and a draw. The draw was a very good 1-1 result against the promotion-pushing Nottingham Forest in their last home game.

The Royals are average 1.46 goals per home game this season, and they have done well at the back recently. They have conceded just one goal in their last three league home games. Home and away combined Reading have collected four clean sheets in their last eight. In total 62% of league games at the Madejski this season have gone over 2.5 goals.

Our betting prediction:
Reading To Win To Nil

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(odds taken 21:12 GMT, Sunday, 26th January)

Of the six wins that Reading have earned at home this season, half have been by a 1 goal margin, the other by a 3 goal margin. 65% of the goals that they have conceded at the Madejski have gone against them in the second half of mixtures. Only two sides have taken more points over the last eight rounds of Championship action than Reading have done (Millwall and Brentford).


Robins yet to prove away form consistency

There have been struggles for Bristol City since around the end of November last year. They have lost six of their last eleven Championship fixtures. While they have banked back to back wins in their current form, they were clean-sheet victories against Barnsley and Wigan, two sides who are stuck in the relegation zone.

So it’s a little tricky to read the Robins right now. They have lost three of their last five away games, however (W2). A win at Wigan in their last road fixture snapped back to back road losses for them. So it is just those inconsistencies from the West Country side, which are going to puzzle punters. Especially against one of the current form teams.

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As a positive for the Robins, all but one of their away wins this season have happened against sides who are currently in the bottom half of the table. Reading are 15th. The Robins have only secured a clean sheet in 14% of their away games this season and approximately three-quarters of the goals that they have conceded on their travels have been after the halftime break.


Reading vs Bristol City Betting Advice

It is a home win at odds-against that has the appeal here. Bristol City have lost their way in the last couple of months in terms of consistency. So they could have a slip up on the road at the Madejski on Tuesday.


Key Facts – Reading vs Bristol City Betting Tip

  • Reading trail the Robins by seven points in the standings
  • Reading have lost just one of their last nine league games
  • Bristol City took a 1-0 home win over Reading in October


Looking at the overall form of Reading this season it is not a great home record that they have put up. However, they are a tough side to beat that the moment, having undergone some big improvements. They can shade it.


The best betting odds for Reading vs Bristol City

Reading to win: 5/4 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Bristol City: 23/10 at Bet365