Bristol City v Reading Prediction & Betting Tips, 19th April 201916th April 2019 / lee
Bristol City v Reading Championship Preview, 19th April 3.00pm
Bristol City are still in the mix for a shot at a playoff spot in the Championship, but things are getting intense now after a loss last time out. Can they recover back on home soil? The Royals picked up a win last weekend, leaving them four points clear of the drop zone with four to play. Read our Bristol City v Reading betting tips for more.
Bristol City v Reading Betting Odds*
Bristol City 8/13
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 4:58 p.m.)
Bristol City News and Form
Bristol City had a five-match undefeated streak of form snapped last time out as they were narrowly beaten by the in-form Aston Villa away from home. The Robins are unbeaten in their last three on home soil, the most recent game at Ashton Gate producing a 3-2 win over West Brom. Their overall home record this season in the Championship is at W8 D7 L6. They have claimed just the one victory in their last five there though (D2 L2).
The Robins have scored an average of 1.3 goals per home game this season, with only 38% of their home fixtures going over 2.5 goals. City have conceded in each of their last six home games, shipping at least two goals in their last two on home soil. Bristol City have scored two-thirds of their home goals in the second period of fixtures and they have opened the scoring in less than half of their home games. In total, they have shipped a goal in 81% of their home games this season. They do boast the fourth-best defensive record in the league.
Bristol City v Reading Head to Head
Reading took a 3-2 home win over the Robins earlier this season
Bristol City have won one of their last four at home against the Royals (W1 L3)
Both teams have scored in three of the last eight meetings
Reading have won eight of the last nine against the Robins
Reading News and Form
The Royals picked up a 2-1 home win over Brentford last weekend which was a great boost for their survival. They are going well on home soil, but out on the road, it is a very different story. Reading have only won twice away from home in the Championship this season (D10 L9). They are currently winless in three on the road (D2 L1) and they have claimed just the one victory in their last seventeen away from home.
Reading have scored under a goal per away game on average this season, while they have conceded at 1.5 goals per game on average. Of their away defeats this season, five of the eight have been by a one-goal margin. The Royals have been level at the break in 11 away matches this season (W6 D4) which is pretty solid. 9 of those 11 half time draws were 0-0 score lines. The Royals have, however, conceded 72% of their away goals in the second period of matches.
Bristol City v Reading Tips & Odds
Who will win – Bristol City v Reading Predictions
Bristol City have to get themselves going once again on home soil and they have been steady enough at Ashton Gate to suggest that they are going to get a valuable three points on the board to ensure they stay in the top six. Home win.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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