Reading v Leeds Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th March 2019

Leeds to raid the Madejski

Championship Betting

Reading v Leeds Betting Tips – Championship, 12th March 8.00pm

Reading have picked up their form in producing back to back wins to keep their heads just out of the relegation zone. So it’s been a good effort from them. They have a tricky fixture on their hands in midweek though as they face second-placed Leeds. The Whites will move to the top of the pile with a win. Read our predictions for Reading v, Leeds.

Reading v Leeds Betting Odds*

Leeds 7/10
Draw 3/1
Reading 17/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 11th, 2019 at 6:38 p.m.)

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Reading News and Form

Reading are fighting tooth and nail to stay away from the relegation zone. They have won back to back games to aid that cause. Those were wins over Wigan and Ipswich, who are two of the five sides who are sitting beneath them in the Championship table. They are still only the three points clear of the drop zone despite their upturn in form, but their form at least offers them a great chance of staying up. The Royals have gone W3 D4 L1 in their last eight league games, home and away. The only loss in that sequence was at promotion-chasers Sheffield United.

The home form of Reading this season is at W6 D4 L8. They are currently running on a five-match undefeated streak of form at the Madejski, winning three of those. So they may very well give Leeds a stern test in this one. Reading have scored 1.4 goals per home game this season on average and 61% of their home games have made it over the 2.5 goal line. Reading will be looking for just their fourth home clean sheet. In fourteen of their league games, this season the Royals have been 0-0 at the half time break.

Reading v Leeds Head to Head

Leeds were 1-0 home winners over Reading earlier this season
The Royals are W2 D1 L1 in their last four against Leeds
Reading are unbeaten in three at the Madejski against the Whites
Both teams have scored in two of their last nine meetings


Key-Facts – Reading v Leeds

  • Reading are unbeaten in five at home in the league
  • The Royals have lost just one of eight, home and away
  • Leeds have lost three of their last six away games


Leeds News and Form

Leeds have also taken back to back league wins, just like Reading have. They took a 1-0 win at Bristol City on the weekend, which made it back to back clean sheets for them took. Away from home in the Championship, this season Leeds are at W9 D4 L5. Their away form hasn’t been super hot recently as they have gone W2 D1 L3 in their last six away fixtures. Strangely Leeds have struggled more in their away games against sides currently in the bottom half of the table than against those in the top half.

Leeds have produced an average of 1.6 goals per away game this season, banking a clean sheet in 28% of those. 56% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals and both teams have scored in 67% of their road fixtures. All but two of the nine away wins that Leeds have posted this season have been by a one-goal margin only. In 11 of their 18 road fixtures, Leeds have been level at the half time break. The Whites have netted 71% of their away goals in the second half of their games this season.

Reading v Leeds Tips & Odds

Leeds to win to nil at 15/8
Under 2.5 goals at 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 11th, 2019 at 6:38 p.m.)

Reading v Leeds Predictions

Leeds to win: The Whites have some good momentum behind them at the moment and can take three points from their trip to the Madejski. Reading’s recent successes have been against teams lower than they are in the standings.

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