Reading vs Stoke City Betting Tip Draw & Over 2.5 Goals – 5 April 2022

Royals & Potters to play out entertaining draw

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Reading vs Stoke City
5th April 2000hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Draw & Over 2.5 Goals
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 14/1 odds taken 1805 GMT, Monday 4 April

Paul Ince’s Reading and Michael O’Neill’s Stoke City meet at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Tuesday night. The Royals hover just above the EFL Championship’s drop zone after a tough season on and off the pitch. As for the Potters, they have had a disappointing campaign, though O’Neill’s boys have won their last two. Will Stoke return to the Potteries with all three points in the bag? Read on for the latest odds and best predictions.

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Reading Preview – Can the Royals extend unbeaten run to four?

Reading have been embroiled in a relegation scrap this season but have managed to keep themselves above the dreaded line so far. The Royals are in 21st right now, five points above 22nd-place Barnsley.

Although Paul Ince and his boys would have loved all three points, last weekend’s draw with the Tykes could turn out to be a pivotal result. Reading netted with eight minutes to go to avoid what would have been a disastrous result at Oakwell.

Our betting prediction:
Reading to score first

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(odds taken 1807 GMT, Monday 4 April)

Reading have all of a sudden put together a solid three-game unbeaten run, winning one and drawing two. Can they extend it to four with a win on home soil in midweek? The bookies are offering 17/10 for a Royals victory.

Stoke City Preview – Will the Potters pick up a third success on the spin?

Stoke City’s season started with promise, but the Potters had a pretty miserable winter, which put paid to any slim play-off hopes. Since the turn of the year, City have lost seven Championship games.

Stoke ended their eight-game unbeaten run with a 2-0 home win over Millwall before the last international break. They then returned to action with a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United at the bet365 Stadium last Saturday, with a John Egan own goal settling the contest 13 minutes from time.

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After back-to-back wins over two promotion hopefuls, the Staffordshire side will be looking to make it a trio of victories in Berkshire this Tuesday. The bookies are also offering 17/10 for an away win.


Reading vs Stoke City Betting Advice

The teams played out a thrilling five-goal encounter when they met at the bet365 Stadium on the opening weekend of the Championship season back in August. Sam Surridge hit the winner five minutes from time to give City a 3-2 home victory.

Reading have struggled in recent games against Stoke, failing to beat them since winning a Championship fixture way back in 2006. However, six of the following nine meetings have ended all square.


Key Facts – Reading vs Stoke City Betting Tip

  • Reading are unbeaten in three (one win, two draws)
  • Stoke have secured back-to-back wins
  • The Potters edged the reverse fixture on home soil


The bookies are having a tough time splitting the two, and we could be in for a tight and tense evening in Berkshire. A point would be a decent result for the Royals, and there is excellent value in the draw and over 2.5 goals at 14/1.

After a dry season in front of goal, Josh Laurent has finally come good, netting two goals in his last two appearances for Reading. The 26-year-old is priced at 6/1 to make it three in three by netting anytime on Tuesday.


The best betting odds for Reading vs Stoke City

Reading to win: 17/10 at Bet365
Draw: 9/4 at Bet365
Stoke City to win: 17/10 at Bet365