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READING v BIRMINGHAM CITY
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Reading v Birmingham City Tips, Predictions and Odds

Reading host Birmingham City in matchday 17 of the Championship on Wednesday 9th December, 7:45pm at Madejski Stadium. The hosts currently sit in 5th place in the table having lost against Birmingham City 1-2 last time out, while the visitors are in 16th after their 1-2 win against Reading.

Read on for all of our free football predictions and betting tips for this fixture.
THE KICKOFF ALGORITHM’S WIN/DRAW/WIN BETTING TIP:
Reading have a 51% chance of beating Birmingham City

PREDICTIONS & ODDS:

Reading
0%
0.00
Draw
0%
0.00
Birmingham
0%
0.00
Home/draw
0%
0.00
Home/away
0%
0.00
Away/draw
0%
0.00

WIN/DRAW/WIN KEY STATISTICS:

Reading have won 40% of their last 20 home league games and Birmingham have lost 25% of their last 20 away league games.

The last time Birmingham won away in the league was 1 game ago against Bristol C. The last time Reading lost a home league game was 3 matches ago against Stoke.

Reading last kept a clean sheet at home in their last game, and have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 20 home games. Birmingham last failed to score away in the league 3 games ago and have missed the net in 10 of their last 20 away league games.

Of the 8 league games Reading has won at home, they scored first 8 times. Of the 5 away games Birmingham has lost, they conceded first 5 times.

View KickOff's top Championship tipsters here >
Reading
5TH
w
H
3 - 0
w
H
2 - 1
l
H
1 - 2
l
H
1 - 2
w
H
2 - 0
w
H
3 - 1
Reading have won 9, drawn 2 and lost 9 of their last 20 home games
25
F
27
A
Birmingham
19TH
w
H
0 - 1
d
H
0 - 0
l
H
3 - 2
w
H
1 - 2
w
H
0 - 1
d
H
1 - 1
Birmingham have won 6, drawn 9 and lost 5 of their last 20 away games
16
F
16
A
Championship table
Results by position & upcoming fixtures
LEAGUE TABLE + Win/Draw/Win
Won
Draw
Lost
Reading
Won
Draw
Lost
Scores
Birmingham
HOME AWAY TEAM PLD W D L GD PTS HOME AWAY
 
1-2
May 1
Norwich2516541453
Feb 23
 
1-0
 
1-0
Apr 10
Watford2613851247
 
0-1
Mar 20
Apr 24
 
0-0
Swansea2413741646
Apr 2
 
0-0
Feb 10
 
3-1
Brentford2312831644
 
1-0
Apr 5
-
-
Reading H251357944
Mar 17
 
1-2
Jan 29
 
4-2
Bournemouth2511951742
 
1-3
Feb 6
Feb 20
 
0-0
M'Boro251168939
 
1-4
 
0-1
 
3-1
Feb 16
Bristol C2512310039
Mar 13
 
0-1
 
0-3
Feb 6
Stoke269107337
Apr 10
 
1-1
Mar 2
 
2-4
Blackburn2510691236
 
0-2
May 8
 
0-3
 
0-0
Preston2611312-236
 
0-1
 
1-2
 
2-0
Apr 2
Barnsley2510411-534
 
1-2
Mar 6
 
2-1
Apr 21
Luton259610-633
Feb 13
 
1-1
May 8
 
1-2
Huddersfield269413-831
 
2-1
Mar 2
Feb 13
 
1-1
Millwall256127-330
 
0-0
Feb 17
Apr 17
 
1-2
Cardiff248511229
May 1
 
3-2
Mar 20
 
0-1
QPR256910-827
Feb 27
 
0-0
 
1-2
Mar 17
Birmingham A256811-1226
-
-
 
3-0
 
3-2
Coventry246810-1226
Jan 30
 
0-0
Apr 5
 
0-2
Derby256712-925
 
0-4
Apr 24
 
2-0
Mar 13
Nottm Forest256712-925
Apr 20
 
0-0
 
3-0
Feb 27
Rotherham225512-920
 
1-1
Apr 17
Mar 6
 
1-1
Sheff Wed236710-819
 
0-1
Feb 20
 
1-0
Feb 23
Wycombe233614-1915
 
1-2
Feb 2
Reading v Birmingham expected goals and 2020/21 Championship performance
Reading
XG (expected goals)
Birmingham
1.5
0.9
Attack rating
37%
better
RDG
BIR
+ view stats
Games scored20
+30%
14
Failed to score5
+55%
11
Scored first13
+15%
11
Goals scored37
+51%
18
Avg. scored1.5
+53%
0.7
Shots per game10.0
10.0
Shots per goal7.0
+50%
14.0
Conversion rate19%
+58%
8%
KickOff rating
+37%
Defence rating
11%
better
RDG
BIR
+ view stats
Games conceded14
+18%
17
Clean sheets11
+27%
8
Conceded first9
9
Goals conceded28
+7%
30
Avg. conceded1.1
+8%
1.2
Shots per game9.0
+25%
12.0
Shots per goal8.0
+20%
10.0
Conversion rate13%
+15%
11%
KickOff rating
+11%
Reading
Average points per game
Birmingham
1.8
1.0
THE KICKOFF ALGORITHM’S CORRECT SCORE BETTING TIP:
There is a 13% chance of the full time result being 1-0

PREDICTIONS & ODDS:

H 1-0
0%
0.00
D 0-0
0%
0.00
A 0-1
0%
0.00
H 2-0
0%
0.00
D 1-1
0%
0.00
A 0-2
0%
0.00
H 2-1
0%
0.00
D 2-2
0%
0.00
A 1-2
0%
0.00
H 3-0
0%
0.00
D 3-3
0%
0.00
A 0-3
0%
0.00
H 3-1
0%
0.00
D 4-4
0%
0.00
A 1-3
0%
0.00
H 3-2
0%
0.00
A 2-3
0%
0.00
H 4-0
0%
0.00
A 0-4
0%
0.00
H 4-1
0%
0.00
A 1-4
0%
0.00
H 4-2
0%
0.00
A 2-4
0%
0.00
H 4-3
0%
0.00
A 3-4
0%
0.00
H 5-0
0%
0.00
A 0-5
0%
0.00
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CORRECT SCORE KEY STATISTICS:

Reading have scored 2 goals or more in 5 of their last 20 home games. Birmingham have conceded at least 2 goals in 4 of their last 20 away games.

Reading have conceded 1 goal or less in 13 of their last 20 home league games. Birmingham have scored 1 goal or less in 16 of their last 20 away league games

View all of this weekend’s correct score predictions here >
Reading
5TH
0-3
0-3
1-4
0-3
0-3
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-2
0-0
1-1
2-1
1-0
1-0
3-0
2-0
3-1
3-0
2-0
2-0
Birmingham
19TH
2-0
2-0
3-2
1-0
1-0
0-0
1-1
0-0
0-0
1-1
0-0
0-0
2-2
0-0
0-1
1-2
0-1
1-2
0-1
1-3
THE KICKOFF ALGORITHM’S BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE BETTING TIP:
There is a 54% chance of not both teams to score in this match

PREDICTIONS & ODDS:

BTTS yes
0%
0.00
BTTS No
0%
0.00
BTTS + draw
0%
0.00
BTTS + away
0%
0.00
BTTS + home
0%
0.00

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE KEY STATISTICS

35% of Reading's last 20 home league games have ended with Both teams scoring. They won 1, drew 3 and lost 3 of those games.

40% of Birmingham's last 20 away league games ended with both teams scoring, they won 3, drew 0 and lost 5 of those games.

The last time Reading failed to score at home in the league was a 0-3 loss to Stoke in November this year.

The last time Birmingham kept a clean sheet away in the league was in a 1-0 win against Bristol C in December this year.

View all of this weekend’s both teams to score predictions here >
Reading
5TH
Both teams to score
In Reading's last 20 home games both teams have scored 8 times, and both teams have not scored 12 times.
Avg. goals for:
1.25
Avg. goals against:
1.35
Birmingham
19TH
Both teams to score
In Birmingham's last 20 away games both teams have scored 7 times, and both teams have not scored 13 times.
Avg. goals for:
0.8
Avg. goals against:
0.8
THE KICKOFF ALGORITHM’S OVER/UNDER 2.5 GOALS BETTING TIP:
There is a 56% chance of this match having under 2.5 goals

PREDICTIONS & ODDS:

Over 2.5
0%
0.00
Under 2.5
0%
0.00

OVER/UNDER 2.5 GOALS KEY STATISTICS

Reading's last 20 home league games have averaged 2.3 goals a game. Birmingham's last 20 away league games have averaged 1.7 goals a game.

Reading have scored on average at home in the league 1.1 goals a game and conceded on average 1.3 goals.

Birmingham have scored on average away in the league 0.8 goals a game and conceded on average 0.9 goals

View all of this weekend’s over / under 2.5 goals predictions here >
Reading
5TH
Over / under 2.5 goals
In Reading's last 20 home games there have been over 2.5 goals 13 times, and under 2.5 goals 7 times.
Avg. goals for:
1.25
Avg. goals against:
1.35
Birmingham
19TH
Over / under 2.5 goals
In Birmingham's last 20 away games there have been over 2.5 goals 5 times, and under 2.5 goals 15 times.
Avg. goals for:
0.8
Avg. goals against:
0.8
READING v BIRMINGHAM CITY FIXTURE HISTORY:

PREDICTIONS & ODDS:

Reading
0%
0.00
Draw
0%
0.00
Birmingham
0%
0.00
Home/draw
0%
0.00
Home/away
0%
0.00
Away/draw
0%
0.00
BIR
H
2 - 3
DRAW
H
0 - 0
RDG
H
2 - 0
BIR
H
0 - 2
DRAW
H
0 - 0
DRAW
H
0 - 2

LAST TIME OUT:
Reading lost their last Championship match 1-2. Birmingham City won their's 1-2.

LAST MATCH KEY STATISTICS

Reading 1-2 Birmingham City
Reading's last match was in the Championship against Birmingham City on Wednesday 9th December at Madejski Stadium. They lost the game 1-2 with a goal from Yakou Meite.

Reading's last starting line-up was:

 
GLK: Rafael
DEF: Omar Richards, Michael Morrison, Tom Holmes, Liam Moore
MID: Josh Laurent, Ovie Ejaria, Yakou Meite, Andy Rinomhota, Michael Olise
FWD: Lucas Joao

In the Championship this season, this Reading XI has played 191 matches and scored 33 goals.

This Championship line-up has 671 all-time Championship appearances and 82 goals.

Reading 1-2 Birmingham City
Birmingham City's last match was in the Championship against Reading on Wednesday 9th December at Madejski Stadium. They won the game 1-2 with 2 goals from Jon Toral.

Birmingham City's last starting line-up was:

 
GLK: Neil Etheridge
DEF: Joe Redmond, Kristian Pedersen, Harlee Dean, Marc Roberts
MID: Ivan Sanchez, Jon Toral, Ivan Sunjic, Maikel Kieftenbeld
FWD: Jeremie Bela, Scott Hogan

In the Championship this season, this Birmingham City XI has played 166 matches and scored 10 goals.

This Championship line-up has 749 all-time Championship appearances and 43 goals.

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