Reading vs Coventry City Betting Tip Draw & Under 2.5 Goals – 19 January 2021

Honours even at the Madejski

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Reading vs Coventry City
19th January 1800hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Draw & Under 2.5 Goals
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 13/5 odds taken 1328 GMT, Monday 18 January

Veljko Paunovic’s Reading and Mark Robins’ Coventry City meet at the Madejski Stadium in EFL Championship action on Tuesday night. The Royals are in sixth place at present, while the Sky Blues are down in 17th. However, Robins’ side have shown a vast improvement in recent months. Who will come out on top in Berkshire in midweek? Check out the latest odds and predictions.

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Reading Preview – Will the Royals secure three points on home turf?

Reading have had a solid season so far, picking up 12 wins from their opening 23 fixtures. In fact, only the current top two – Norwich City and Swansea City – have picked up more league victories. However, the Royals have suffered seven defeats.

Veljko Paunovic’s side picked up a 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium in their last league game back on January 2nd. Since then, though, Reading were knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup by fellow Championship side Luton Town.

Our betting prediction:
Draw & both teams to score

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(odds taken 1330 GMT, Monday 18 January)

Reading have played just three Championship games over the past month, but the Berkshire side are in good form. Since back-to-back losses to Norwich and Brentford, they have taken seven points from a possible nine. Can the Royals keep up their good form with a home win on Tuesday?

Coventry City Preview – Can the Sky Blues frustrate the hosts?

Coventry City, who won the 2019-20 EFL League One trophy, made a poor start to life back in the Championship. The Sky Blues picked up just two wins from their opening 11 league matches.

However, since suffering four defeats from five from late October to early November, Coventry have lost just two Championship games. During that spell, Mark Robins’ troops picked up vital victories over the likes of Cardiff City, Rotherham United, Wycombe Wanderers and Millwall.

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In their last Championship match, Coventry secured a crucial win at Millwall. It was a tight affair at The Den, but an own goal and a Gustavo Hamer effort earned the Midlands side a precious 2-1 win in London. Can they return to league action with another away victory on Tuesday?


Reading vs Coventry City Betting Advice

These two teams were involved in a five-goal thriller at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium a few months back. Reading were unbeaten in eight league matches, winning seven and drawing one, but the Sky Blues sealed a memorable 3-2 win, with Hamer, Matt Godden and Sam McCallum getting the goals.


Key Facts – Reading vs Coventry City Betting Tip

  • Reading have taken seven points from their last three Championship games
  • Coventry have lost just two league fixtures since a 3-2 defeat at Watford on November 7th
  • Three of the last five Reading vs Coventry meetings have ended in draws


As you would expect, Reading are the clear favourites on home soil, but we fancy the Sky Blues to hold the Royals to a draw at the Madejski. The draw and under 2.5 goals at 13/5 has certainly caught the eye.

Lucas Joao has been in stunning form this season, netting 16 league and cup goals for the Royals. The Portuguese is the 5/1 favourite to open the scoring in this one.


The best betting odds for Reading vs Coventry City

Reading to win: 23/20 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Coventry City to win: 5/2 at Bet365