We feel that over the course of the game, Birmingham City will have their work cut out to score goals against this Reading lineup who should score one, at least. That’s why our selection here is for a 1-0 winning score for Reading when all is said and done. Let’s see how it plays out. Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Reading v Birmingham City can be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
⚽️ What are the top odds for the game?
Checking out the betting prices for the game in the WDW market, a victory for Reading is available for 2.2, a wager on the draw is 3.4 and taking a punt on the winning team to be Birmingham City is 3.45. They are the top bets being offered at the current time.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Birmingham City:
- haven't been defeated by Reading in away games against them for the last 5 league games. A very good record, indeed.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 6 matches in the league.
⚽️ What was the result last time these teams played each other in this league?
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Championship match day 46 on 05/05/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Reading 0-0 Birmingham City. On that occasion, Reading had 65% possession and 15 shots at goal with 3 shots on target. Birmingham City had 19 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The referee was Keith Stroud.
Nickname: The Royals
Stadium: Madejski Stadium (24,161)
Captain: Liam Moore
Chairman: Dai Yongge and Dai Xiuli
Manager: Mark Bowen
Competitions: Championship position 18
Heading into this fixture, Reading have not won against Birmingham City in their last 3 league games.
Key Player: George Puşcaş
Usually taking up the Striker position, George Puşcaş was born in Marghita, Romania. After having made a senior debut playing for Inter Milan in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 6 league goals in the Championship 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 17 appearances.