Reading vs Rotherham United Betting Tip 2-1 Home Win – 24 October 2020

Three more points for the early leaders

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Reading vs Rotherham United
24th October 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick 2-1 Home Win
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 8/1 odds taken 1456 GMT, Friday 23 October

Reading have stunned many with their superb start, winning five and drawing one of their opening six EFL Championship matches. Veljko Paunovic could not have asked for a better start, but can the Royals sustain their unbeaten run when Paul Warne’s Rotherham United visit the Madejski Stadium on Saturday? As expected, Reading are the big favourites in this one. We have the latest betting odds.

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Reading Preview – Another three points for the league leaders?

Veljko Paunovic has taken to life in Championship management like a duck to water. Reading have been sensational so far, winning five of six and dropping just two points from a possible 18. The Royals are sitting pretty at the top, three points ahead of Bristol City and Watford.

Before being held to a 0-0 draw by Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium last Saturday, Reading started their Championship campaign with four straight wins over Derby County, Barnsley, Cardiff City and Watford.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1459 GMT, Friday 23 October)

The Berkshire club were back to winning ways in midweek, beating Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 at the Madejski Stadium thanks to a second-half Lucas Joao goal. Paunovic’s team are the strong favourites to put another three points on the board this weekend, keeping their place at the top of the table in the process.

Reading have looked the real deal so far. Not many would have had the Royals down as promotion candidates before a ball was kicked this season, but the bookies are now pricing them at just 5/1 to book their place in next year’s Premier League.

Rotherham United Preview – Millers to fall to a third Championship loss?

The 2019-20 season was cut short in EFL League One last term, but Rotherham United were promoted as runners-up to Coventry City. The Millers are no strangers to the Championship, though they will be hoping to extend their stay beyond one year this time.

Rotherham made an excellent start, scoring late to beat fellow Championship newcomers Wycombe at Adams Park on the opening weekend. However, Paul Warne’s boys have yet to win since, losing two and drawing three of five.

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After losing 2-1 at home to Norwich City last weekend, United battled to a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Tuesday. The Millers are unbeaten away from home in the Championship up until now, but Saturday’s game will be their hardest challenge yet.


Reading vs Rotherham United Betting Advice

When Rotherham were last in the Championship, they held Reading to two 1-1 draws. Three of the previous six have ended all square, with the Royals winning the other three. The Millers’ last victory over Reading was back April 2015.


Key Facts – Reading vs Rotherham United Betting Tip

  • Reading have won five and drawn one of their opening six matches
  • The Millers are unbeaten away but have not won since the opening weekend
  • The Royals have won three and drawn three of their last six meetings with Rotherham


In-form Reading should pick up another three points at the Madejski Stadium this Saturday. The Millers, who have drawn their last two on the road, will no doubt play their part, though. We like the look of the 2-1 home win, which you can get at 8/1.

Reading have scored the opening goal in each of their five league wins. Back the home side to open the scoring at the weekend at 4/6.


The best betting odds for Reading vs Rotherham United

Reading to win: Evens at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Rotherham United to win: 11/4 at Bet365