Burnley vs Reading prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 29/10/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Burnley vs Reading: Our top betting tips

Burnley earned a late win over Norwich in the week to return to the summit of the Championship table. Will they win here to ensure they stay there a little longer? Find out with our Burnley vs Reading match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Burnley to win

We start our tips for this fixture by backing Burnley to win. The Clarets have been in fantastic form of late and are now sat on a 15 game unbeaten streak where they've won four of their last five matches. It's not all about Burnley being in a good place though; Reading are also in a pretty poor shape right now. They won their last game – against Bristol City – but were winless in four before that having lost three on the spin prior to that win over the Robins. When you then consider that Burnley also have the advantage of playing at home, where they've not lost all season, you realise it would be quite a turnup for the books to see Reading win.

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Backing under 2.5 goals

Our next prediction for this match sees us backing under 2.5 goals. Burnley have gone south of the 2.5 marker in three of their last five matches with Reading also coming up short of the 2.5 cut off in three of their most recent five games. That gives both sides a 60% ‘under' ratio in that period. Given the odds of 21/20 (2.05) on offer from our chosen bookmaker, 888Sport, we think this bet represents real value.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Burnley vs Reading

Can Burnley remain on top or will Reading come fighting back?

Burnley are top of the league right now but they can't take anything for granted; Reading are the perfect proof of that. The  Royals were flying high just a few weeks ago but a sticky run of form has not only seen them lose their grip on the automatic promotion spots but they're now outside of the playoff places too. That said, there is only seven points between the sides so the three on offer here are vitally important.

Burnley will be delighted if they can come through this game and remain top of the league. With this possibly the last game before Scott Twine, Darko Churlinov and Ashley Westwood return to training, the Clarets could be even stronger soon!

Burnley Predicted lineup – Muric, Vitinho, Harwood-Bellis, Beyer, Maatsen, Brownhill, Cork, Zaroury, Tella, Rodriguez, Gudmundsson

Reading snapped their poor run of form last time out with a solid 2-0 win. With that considered, an unchanged lineup is very likely. With numerous players out injured – including Sam Hutchinson, Naby Sarr and Liam Moore – it's not like they have a huge pool to choose from either!

Reading Predicted lineup – Lumley, Mbengue, Holmes, McIntyre, Hoilett, Ince, Loum, Hendrick, Baba, Meite, Joao

A quickfire FAQ on Burnley vs Reading

Burnley vs Reading prediction

  • Where is the match being hosted? – Turf Moor
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Burnley
  • What time does the match kick off?  3 PM GMT