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Middlesbrough vs Reading Predictions

England Championship | Riverside Stadium | 17th October
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Middlesbrough
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Reading
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Middlesbrough vs Reading predictions for Saturday’s Championship encounter at the Riverside Stadium. Can Reading extend their 100% start to the season against Neil Warnock’s Boro? Read on for all our free match predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 4/6

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Draw 1-1 @ 5/1

Reason For Middlesbrough vs Reading Predictions

  • Six of the eight combined games played by the teams this season have produced fewer than 2.5 goals
  • Reading have won all four of their league games so far this season.
  • Reading are bidding to halt a run of seven straight defeats against Boro this weekend.
  • The hosts have lost just one of their first four league games (W1, D2, L1)

It’s early days in the new Championship campaign but Reading fans will be daring to dream after seeing their side take maximum points from their first four games.

The Royals have endured mid-table obscurity throughout the past few seasons, but all the signs so far are good under new boss Veljko Paunovic, especially after knocking over Watford 1-0 at the Madejski prior to the international break.

Reading face another difficult test this Saturday, though, against a Middlesbrough side who they have struggled badly against in recent times.

Boro have won the last seven meetings between the teams and maintained their hold over the Berkshire outfit last season, despite themselves making no impact on the league overall.

As expected, Neil Warnock appears to have brought a bit of grit and stability back to the Riverside and his aim will be to hunt down a top six finish this term.

On the evidence we’ve seen so far, Boro might just lack the quality required to deliver a promotion challenge, but Warnock should be able to consistently grind out results throughout the campaign. 

We envisage that being the case here, with a draw likely to please both sides. Six out of the eight combined matches played by the teams this term have generated under 2.5 goals, and that’s our main tip alongside a 1-1 correct score prediction.

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