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Reading vs Coventry Predictions

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  • The Madejski Stadium
Reading
Coventry

Under 2.5 Match Goals

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Draw 1-1

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Tip Reasoning

  • The hosts have lost their last seven games and are without a win in their last 10.
  • Four of Coventry City’s last five matches have witnessed fewer than three goals.
  • Both of these two sides occupy a place in the bottom nine for big chances created.

Reading running the risk of relegation

Hosts Reading come into this one off the back of a 2-1 defeat against Bristol City at Ashton Gate during the week and that result extended their run of games without a win to nine matches – losing seven of those. That result piled even more pressure on boss Veljko Paunović and fans could be heard chanting for his dismissal. It’s hardly surprising that the Royals faithful are calling for his departure as they lie just two points above the bottom three. It doesn’t look as though things are going to get any easier either as they possess the third-worst home form and have failed to win any of their last nine games on home soil.

The visitors were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Blackpool during the week and they’ll be disappointed with that result. It was their chance to close the gap on the top-six and they’ll feel aggrieved that they failed in that task. They have two games in hand on the majority of the sides above them but they’ll need to improve away from home if they’re to challenge for the playoffs. They’ve emerged victorious in just two of their last 11 road games and if history is to play a part, they could also struggle here as they’ve lost five of the last six away league meetings with Reading.

Goals at both ends likely

Despite the troubles at Reading, we think that they can make a game of this and frustrate the visitors. Coventry City’s matches this season have tended to be tight matches and just 36% of their away games have seen three or more goals. We think there is value to be had on the unders and so we think there will be fewer than three goals in a match that could possibly finish as a draw.

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