Reading vs Middlesbrough Betting Tip Home Win – 25 September 2021

Royals to record third victory in a row

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Reading vs Middlesbrough
25th September 1230hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 13/8 odds taken 0823 GMT, Friday 24 September

On Saturday afternoon, Reading entertain Middlesbrough at the Madejski Stadium in the EFL Championship. The Royals will be looking for a third win in a row, while Boro head to Berkshire having lost two of their last three. This fascinating Championship fixture could go either way at the Madejski. We have the latest odds and top tips in our in-depth Reading vs Middlesbrough betting preview.

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Reading Preview – Will the Royals extend unbeaten run?

Reading made a poor start to their Championship season, losing four of their opening five. They were also easily beaten at home by fellow Championship side Swansea City in the first round of the EFL Cup.

After opening up with five losses from six league and cup matches, Reading have put together a much-needed three-game unbeaten run. They drew 3-3 in a thriller with Queens Park Rangers before beating Peterborough United 3-1. Last weekend, Veljko Paunovic’s troops pulled off one of the shock results of the season so far, beating high-flying Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage.

Our betting prediction:
Under 2.5 goals

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(odds taken 0825 GMT, Friday 24 September)

After last weekend’s superb success at the Cottage, Reading will be looking for another three points on Saturday. Can Paunovic’s men make it three wins on the spin? The bookies have them priced at 13/8.

Middlesbrough Preview – Can Boro secure a much-needed three points?

Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough are one of the most unpredictable teams in the Championship, and Boro have had a mixed bag of results so far. They are down in 16th spot with nine points to their name.

Middlesbrough have won two, drawn three and lost three of their opening eight Championship matches. Two of those defeats have come in their last three games. Last weekend, Middlesbrough were beaten at home by Blackpool.

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Warnock’s men won their last away game, with goals from Andraz Sporar and Onel Hernandez giving them a 2-0 victory at struggling Nottingham Forest. Can the club from North Yorkshire pick up all three points on the road in this one? The away win is available at 7/4.


Reading vs Middlesbrough Betting Advice

Back in February, Middlesbrough picked up a 2-0 victory at the Madejski Stadium thanks to goals from Ashley Fletcher and Marc Bola. The reverse fixture at the Riverside Stadium ended in a goalless draw.

Boro have an excellent recent record over the Royals, winning eight and drawing one of the last nine meetings. Reading’s last triumph was a 2-1 home win back in October 2015.


Key Facts – Reading vs Middlesbrough Betting Tip

  • Middlesbrough have won eight of the last nine meetings
  • Reading have won two in a row
  • Boro have collected just nine points so far


Both teams have had difficult starts to their season. Reading were woeful at the beginning, but those back-to-back wins over Peterborough and Fulham will have them brimming with confidence.

Middlesbrough have a tremendous recent record in this fixture, but Warnock’s troops have struggled for consistency so far this term. With that in mind, we are siding with the Reading win at 13/8.

Long-serving John Swift has made a stunning start to his season at the Madejski. The midfielder has scored seven goals in eight Championship appearances, including a hat-trick against QPR earlier in the month. Swift is top of the Championship scoring charts and is available at 11/4 to net anytime in this one.


The best betting odds for Reading vs Middlesbrough

Reading to win: 13/8 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Middlesbrough to win: 7/4 at Bet365