Middlesbrough vs Reading Match Preview and Prediction
On Saturday afternoon (UK time), Reading head to Riverside Stadium to challenge Middlesbrough at 3:00pm in a Championship match-up.
There is no official UK TV coverage for the match. Frog The Gambler's live scores section will publish real-time updates throughout the game.
The following stats and analysis explain the reasoning for the prediction in this game.
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Scroll down to understand the reasons why Frog is outlining the value available in this one. We have a Gold bet rating.
Betting Odds for Middlesbrough vs Reading
Bet365 offer 2.1 about Middlesbrough; Bet365 offer 3.4 for the draw; Bet Victor are offering 3.7 about Reading.
The odds for the BTTS market. If you like "Yes", it is available at 1.75 with Betway. If you don't like that, "No" is available at 2.16 at Unibet.
Head To Head
Middlesbrough played Reading in April, in what was a Championship clash. The winners after 90 minutes were Middlesbrough - winning with a score of 2-1.
In ten years, the sides have played 16 times. Middlesbrough have emerged victorious in 8 of the match-ups when they've met and Reading have won 5 times. There have been 3 draws.
In the observed matches, there has been an average of 2.31 goals. Middlesbrough score an average of 1.25. Reading score an average of 1.06 per outing.
Looking specifically at the match-up on the road, whichever side has been away has won 31% of the matches between these sides. The home side has secured the win 50% of the time.
As we look ahead to this one, Middlesbrough have 6 points in Championship, which puts them in 18th place.
Looking at results for the last year, they have played 58 matches. They have 22 wins; 18 draws; and 18 losses. This gives Middlesbrough a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 37%-31%-31%.
During this recent year, they average 1.21 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.1.
When at home, in this period, they have a win rate of 35% (10 wins) from the most recent 28 home fixtures. 35% (10) of these games at home have been a draw, with the remaining 28% (8) resulting in a loss for the home side.
At home over the year, their average number of goals scored is 1.07 and they have conceded 0.82 on average.
Their recent performance data shows that they have 14 goals in their last ten matches; they have won 2 of these matches. Of these ten games, 7 of them have seen both sides score. The total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 5 from their last ten.
They have scored in their last 3 matches.
Reading have 7 points in the Championship and they are currently in 15th position.
There is a total of 50 matches played by the away team over the course of the last year. They have 13 wins; 17 draws; and 20 losses. To summarise, Reading have a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 26%-34%-40%, in recent form.
In this time, they have scored 1.2 goals on average per match; while conceding 1.48 goals on average.
A look at their away record in this time. They have a win rate of 15% (4 wins) from their last 26 away fixtures. 42% (11) of these away games have been a draw, with the remaining 42% (11) being a loss as the away side.
On average they have scored 1.0 goals when away from home in this same period while they have conceded 1.5.
Across all formats, they are averaging 1.6 goals per game in their most recent ten matches and 3 of these matches have been victories. In terms of the BTTS, 6 of these games have been matches where both teams have scored. The frequency of matches with a total of three goals or more is 5 games in their last ten outings.
Frog's betting tip for Middlesbrough vs Reading
Looking at this match-up, Frog will be taking Yes in the BTTS market. Frog is expecting to see both of these teams hit the back of the net in this game. If you like the pick you can get stuck in with Bet365 who are offering 1.8 for "Yes" in the BTTS market. Frog thinks this prediction reeks of value. And this concludes the preview for this gold bet forecast.