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Reading vs Bristol City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Reading vs Bristol City Predictions

This promises to be a good game between two footballing sides that are hopeful of mounting promotion challenges this season. Of the two, it’s Reading that look the more likely right now and much of the credit must go to Jaap Stam who has re-vitalised this side. They come into this game on an excellent 4 game winning streak that has seen them rise up to 3rd place in the Championship.

The manner of some of those wins is what has really been impressive too and it suggests they may have enough about them to maintain a challenge for at least the top six. All of their last four wins have been to nil and they’ve cruised to 3-0 victories over Wigan and Burton Albion in the last two weeks. This promises to be a lot tougher in truth, with Bristol City carrying a greater threat but nonetheless a home win still looks the most likely outcome.

Reading have won 56% of their home Championship matches this season while Bristol City have lost 56% of their away games. While the Royals come into this match in their best form of the season, the visitors do so on their first real sticky patch. Bristol City have lost 5 of their last 7 games in all competitions and their only win in that period was at home to struggling Blackburn. The goals have dried up a touch for early season top scorer Tammy Abraham and they’ve been struggling to keep them out at the other end too, with only one away clean sheet so far and they’ve let in at least one goal in 82% of their fixtures overall.

Reading by contrast have been much more solid, keeping clean sheets in 47% of their fixtures this term and over half of their home games. They’ve been looking more and more dangerous at the other end too so they should have too much for the Robins here, and backing Reading to win at 11/8 looks to offer great value here. The recent head-to-head also strongly backs that up.

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