Exeter vs Reading prediction, odds & betting tips 26/08/2023

Exeter
26/08/23 - 15:00

Finished

2

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1

Reading

Exeter - Reading

England League 1 - St James Park

5th Round

Exeter and Reading face each other in a League One clash on Saturday, August 26th as the Grecians try to build an early momentum against the financially troubled Londoners. Read on to learn about the latest Exeter vs Reading odds in our detailed match preview.

Exeter vs Reading Predictions and Betting Tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Exeter vs Reading, check our top betting picks for this game, as well as our latest team news and predicted lineups, along with our other best football tips for today.

BTTS – No

  • All of Exeter’s 5 games so far this season had a clean sheet in them. 
  • So did, 4 of Reading’s 5 matches up to now. 
  • Also, Reading saw all of their last 4 away games produce at least one clean sheet.  

Under 2.5 Goals

  • All of Exeter’s last 3 games had stayed under 2.5 goals. 
  • So have all of Reading’s last 3 away matches. 
  • Reading saw only 1 of their 5 official games this season produce 3 or more goals. 

Top Betting Odds and Key Stats for Exeter vs Reading

Check the best Exeter vs Reading odds and useful stats here, on our website:

Head to Head

26/08/23

England League 1 League 1

Exeter

Exeter

Reading

Reading

2

1

15/07/14

Europe Friendlies Europe

Exeter

Exeter

Reading

Reading

0

1

Last Five - Exeter

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

Exeter

Exeter

2

1

L

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Northampton

Northampton

Exeter

Exeter

1

2

W

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Exeter

Exeter

2

4

W

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient

Exeter

Exeter

2

2

D

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Stevenage

Stevenage

Exeter

Exeter

0

1

W

Last Five - Reading

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Blackpool

Blackpool

Reading

Reading

2

3

W

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Burton Albion

Burton Albion

Reading

Reading

3

2

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Reading

Reading

2

2

D

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Reading

Reading

1

1

D

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

Exeter odds: 21/20 (2.05) – 48.8% Probability

Draw odds: 27/10 (3.70) – 27.0% Probability

Reading odds: 14/5 (3.80) – 26.3% Probability

As we can see, the bookies see Exeter to be the expected winners in this match, with a 48.80% win probability. Reading are not ruled out though. Their win probability is 26.30%. Regarding other markets, Exeter to Score First is worth considering in our opinion at 8/11 (1.73) – 57.90%.

Exeter – Reading Preview: Latest Form, News, and Potential Lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Exeter vs Reading lineups.

Exeter

Exeter were comfortable 2-0 winners vs Carlisle last time around. The Grecians played very well and dominated from start to finish. They were good value both for the 2 goals they scored and for the clean sheet. 

Now Exeter are set to take on Reading in what will be the first league meeting between the teams in over 30 years. 

Cole was preferred instead of Carroll in midfield last time around. He did pretty well and is hopeful to retain his starting role. 

Midfielders Kite and Billington are out with injuries. Striker Scott is also sidelined. All those are not very important squad members anyway. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Sinisalo (GK), Sweeney, Aimson, Hartridge, Rankin, Cole, Trevitt, Jules, Aitchison, Nombe & Mitchell  

Reading

Relegated last season Reading achieved an easy 2-0 home win vs Stevenage last weekend. An early red card for their opponents made things easy for Reading with young striker Ehibhatiomhan playing a great game. 

The Royals have won back-to-back games now but they remain in turmoil. Threatened by administration and with players still waiting for wages for June Reading are under lots of external pressures right now. 

In a desperate attempt to generate some money Reading put their most valuable midfielder Carroll up for sale and he is not expected to play. Smith and Ejaria are also set to miss the game as they are both in rehabilitation. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Button (GK), Mbengue, Bindon, Abbey, Carson, Camara, Hutchinson, Savage, Knibbs, Vickers & Ebhithathiomhan 

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

​Player to Watch: Sam Nombe

Exeter’s main centre forward Sam Nombe is the team’s main hope up front. He has taken 73% of the shot attempts so far this season when he has been on the pitch. The entire game plan when Nombe plays is to feed him the ball inside the box. 

This makes us believe that Nombe will play a key role in the coming game. 


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