Northampton vs Reading prediction, odds & betting tips 03/10/2023

Northampton vs Reading prediction, odds & betting tips 03/10/2023
03/10/23 - 19:45





Northampton vs Reading prediction, odds & betting tips 03/10/2023

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Northampton vs Reading prediction, odds & betting tips 03/10/2023 - Sixfields Stadium

Northampton and Reading lock horns in a League One clash on Tuesday, October 03. Both teams need points and they will play with desperation as they try to record a win. To find out more about this game and other predictions check our dedicated League One betting tips page.

Northampton vs Reading predictions and betting tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Northampton 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.

Hoskins to Score Anytime

  • Northampton’s star striker Hoskins scored in 4 of the last 8 rounds. 
  • Hoskins was the team’s top goalscorer last season in League Two – 22 goals in 41 appearances. 
  • Reading are yet to keep a clean sheet on the road and they conceded 8 goals in 4 away matches. 

Half With Most Goals: Second

  • In 3 of Northampton’s 5 home games this season there were more goals in the second half. 
  • Northampton scored 75%, or 6 out of 8, of their goals so far after the break. 
  • Reading too scored the vast majority of their goals after the interval – 85.8%, or 6 out of 7 goals.  

Top betting odds and key stats for Northampton vs Reading

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

Northampton odds: 6/4 (2.50) – 40.0% Probability

Draw odds: 88/35 (3.51) – 28.5% Probability

Reading odds: 19/10 (2.90) – 34.5% Probability

The bookies don’t have expected winners of this game with the win probability for both teams pretty similar – 40.0% for Northampton and 34.5% for Reading. For more of our football betting tips, you should check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market. 

Northampton – Reading preview: latest form, news, and potential lineups

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


Northampton stopped their 3-game winless run with an impressive away display vs Exeter. Executed their fast breaks great in that match and deservedly won 2-0. Hoskins continued to shine and even when not scoring he was heavily involved in almost every attack. 

Northampton are now bracing for their first match vs the Royals since 2010. It has been a mixed start to the season, which is not bad for a newly promoted team. 

Important full-back Koiki and starting inner midfielder Sowerby face a race against time to be passed fit. Defender Simpson also might not start as he only just returned from injury. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Burge (GK), Odimayo, Sherring, Guthrie, Brough, McWilliams, Leonard, Bowie, Pinnock, Hoskins & Appere 


Reading are facing external pressures not related to football right now. The Royals already suffered twice with a points deduction this season. They are now placed under a transfer embargo too. The owner is looking to sell the club but no bidders have come forward yet. 

The players looked unfocused on Saturday and this was the main reason why they only drew 0-0 at home vs strugglers Burton. Reading have now won just once in the last five rounds. 

On top of all the other problems, the manager is dealing with some injury issues. There are currently 8 players in the treatment room. From them, only striker Vickers is given a realistic chance of recovering on time. All this forced Reading to trust youngsters right now. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Button (GK), Bindon, Dean, Abbey, Carson, Elliott, Wing, Savage, Knibbs, Azeez & Kelvin 

​Starting Lineups

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

Northampton vs Reading prediction, odds & betting tips 03/10/2023

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