Middlesbrough vs Reading Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Middlesbrough play Reading at Riverside Stadium on Saturday 15 January, Kick-off: 17:00. Read on for our free Championship prediction and football betting tips.

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Rather than back Middlesbrough on the 1x2 market, our betting prediction is to back them off a -1.5 goal handicap. We’re taking the 1.92 that they beat Reading by two goals or more.

Reasons for our Middlesbrough vs Reading prediction:

  • Middlesbrough have not lost any of their last 6 matches this season
  • Middlesbrough have kept 6 clean sheets in their past 10 home matches
  • Middlesbrough have won 6 of their past 10 home matches
  • Reading have failed to win any of their last 4 matches
  • Reading have lost 6 of their past 10 away matches
  • Reading failed to score in 5 of their last 10 away matches
  • Reading have conceded 2 or more goals in 11 of their last 24 matches this season

Head to the Asian Handicap betting market and back Middlesbrough at -1.5. This means they need to beat their opponents by two goals or more in this Championship encounter and our selection is priced at 1.92.

If you think Middlesbrough can win by a bigger margin than two goals, you might want to consider them off -2.5 goals.

Betting Tips: Middlesbrough vs Reading

OUR TIPS Middlesbrough Asian Hcp -1.5 @ 1.92 Bet Now T&C apply. Gamble responsibly 18+

Match Preview: Middlesbrough vs Reading

Middlesbrough most recently played an away FA Cup clash against Mansfield which was a 3-2 win. Uche Ikpeazu and Caolan Boyd-Munce were the goalscorers at One Call Stadium.

Reading had one shots on target when they lost 7-0 against Fulham at Select Car Leasing Stadium in this Championship match.

Reading achieved a 1-0 victory against Middlesbrough when the teams met at Select Car Leasing Stadium which was the most recent fixture between the pair.

The last 6 games between Middlesbrough and Reading have featured an average of 1.67 goals being scored. Middlesbrough have won four, one draw and Reading have won one.

Betting Odds: Middlesbrough vs Reading

The bookies betting odds have Middlesbrough as 1.33 favourites for this Championship clash, implying that they are 75% likely to win the match. Reading are the outsiders at 9.00 and they’re regarded as least likely to win.

The latest betting suggests it’s a close call between Over 2.5 Goals and Under 2.5 Goals. An alternative angle is a BTTS bet and Both Teams to Score No is available at 1.80.

To combine various Championship selections within the same match, you will find football betting sites offer a Bet Builder. Start adding the picks you fancy until you’re happy with the overall payout.

Match Stats: Middlesbrough vs Reading

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Full time Result

  • 10 wins, 7 defeats and 3 draws in previous 20 matches
  • 6 wins, 3 defeats and 1 draws in previous 10 home matches

Full time Results

  • 7 wins, 9 defeats and 4 draws in previous 20 matches
  • 4 wins, 6 defeats and 0 draws in previous 10 away matches

Goals

Goals

Middlesbrough

Reading

Goals / match
1.6 0.8
Conceded / match
0.6 2.6
Total / match
2.2 3.4

Corners

Corners

Middlesbrough

Reading

For / match
5.2 2.6
Against / match
5.4 7.2
Total / match
10.6 9.8

Possession

Possession

Top Scorers & Assists

Top Scorers & Assists

Team News: Middlesbrough vs Reading

It’s good to know about any injuries and this is reflected in our Middlesbrough vs Reading team news, with this leading to predicted and confirmed lineups.

We’re on hand to provide you with full details of the latest Championship squads.

Lineups: Middlesbrough vs Reading

Middlesbrough Confirmed Lineup 3-5-2

Reading Confirmed Lineup 4-2-3-1

Middlesbrough Confirmed Lineup 3-5-2

1 Joe Lumley
2 Anfernee Dijksteel 6 Dael Fry 17 Patrick McNair
35 Isaiah Jones 25 Matt Crooks 16 Jonathan Howson 7 Marcus Tavernier 3 Neil Taylor
11 Andraz Sporar 26 Aaron Connolly
22 Luke Southwood
16 Dejan Tetek 3 Thomas Holmes 28 Josh Laurent 41 Ethan Bristow
15 Danny Drinkwater 8 Andy Rinomhota
23 Junior Hoilett 10 John Swift 19 Tom Dele-Bashiru
9 Andy Carroll

Reading Confirmed Lineup 4-2-3-1

Middlesbrough Substitutes

  • 10Martin Payero
  • 14Lee Peltier
  • 18Duncan Watmore
  • 22Souleymane Bamba
  • 28Luke Daniels
  • 37Josh Coburn
  • 47Folarin Balogun

Reading Substitutes

  • 18Lucas Joao
  • 32Mamadi Camara
  • 39Jahmari Clarke
  • 47George Puscas
  • 50Harvey Collins
  • 51Louie Holzman

Previous Middlesbrough Lineups

29 Dec Championship
Blackpool 1-2 Middlesbrough
26 Dec Championship
Middlesbrough 2-0 Nottingham
18 Dec Championship
Middlesbrough 1-0 Bournemouth

Previous Reading Lineups

11 Jan Championship
Reading 0-7 Fulham
03 Jan Championship
Reading 2-2 Derby
11 Dec Championship
West Brom 1-0 Reading

If you’re looking for the Middlesbrough vs Reading lineups, then we have predicted lineups and confirmed starting 11s along with the substitutes for each team.

Injuries & Suspensions: Middlesbrough vs Reading

Middlesbrough Injury Table

Type Name Info
No players are currently reported injured or suspended.

Reading Injury Table

Type Name Info
No players are currently reported injured or suspended.

We have injury news so you can get the list of player injuries, while suspensions are also flagged up which means a player is missing the next game.

Squad information is available for every team so you can identify all the players.

England FlagChampionship Table

Championship 2021/2022

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Bournemouth 25 14 7 4 41:20 49
2 Fulham 24 14 6 4 58:19 48
3 Blackburn 25 13 7 5 43:28 46
4 West Brom 25 11 9 5 31:19 42
5 QPR 24 12 5 7 37:30 41
6 Huddersfield 26 11 7 8 32:29 40
7 Middlesbrough 25 11 6 8 29:24 39
8 Stoke 24 10 5 9 28:25 35
9 Nottingham 25 9 7 9 32:28 34
10 Coventry 23 9 7 7 29:27 34
11 Millwall 24 8 9 7 27:27 33
12 Blackpool 26 9 6 11 27:32 33
13 Sheffield United 22 9 5 8 29:28 32
14 Preston 23 8 7 8 26:29 31
15 Bristol City 25 8 6 11 30:39 30
16 Luton 22 7 8 7 31:27 29
17 Swansea 22 7 6 9 26:31 27
18 Birmingham 24 7 6 11 23:32 27
19 Hull 24 6 5 13 20:29 23
20 Cardiff 24 6 5 13 26:43 23
21 Reading 24 8 4 12 29:43 22
22 Peterborough 23 5 4 14 20:44 19
23 Barnsley 24 2 8 14 16:36 14
24 Derby 25 7 11 7 23:24 11
# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Blackburn 14 9 3 2 30:17 30
2 West Brom 12 7 5 0 18:6 26
3 Fulham 12 7 3 2 24:8 24
4 Bournemouth 12 7 3 2 26:13 24
5 Coventry 12 7 2 3 20:11 23
6 Middlesbrough 13 7 2 4 18:12 23
7 Huddersfield 12 7 2 3 18:14 23
8 QPR 12 6 3 3 16:11 21
9 Stoke 13 6 3 4 17:13 21
10 Derby 12 5 5 2 14:11 20
11 Blackpool 14 6 2 6 12:15 20
12 Preston 11 5 4 2 15:12 19
13 Millwall 11 5 4 2 14:11 19
14 Bristol City 14 4 5 5 15:17 17
15 Luton 11 4 4 3 17:13 16
16 Peterborough 11 4 4 3 14:11 16
17 Swansea 11 4 4 3 14:12 16
18 Reading 13 4 4 5 18:25 16
19 Nottingham 13 4 3 6 14:17 15
20 Birmingham 12 4 3 5 13:16 15
21 Sheffield United 10 4 2 4 15:11 14
22 Hull 11 3 3 5 11:14 12
23 Barnsley 12 2 4 6 8:15 10
24 Cardiff 11 2 1 8 9:18 7

A great starting point for placing football bets is to check out the Championship standings so that you can see where each team is placed in the table.