Reading vs Birmingham Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 07/04/2023

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England Championship - Select Car Leasing Stadium

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

There are a few close matchups in the next round of Championship scheduled for Friday, April 7th and one of them is the Reading vs Birmingham duel. So, this is our preview of the game, along with some betting tips for it and other Championship predictions.

Our Favourite Reading vs Birmingham Predictions and Picks

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Birmingham to Win

Reading is without a win in the last six games in Championship, four of which they have lost. On the other hand, Birmingham won three of their last four matches.

So, the guests are clearly in better form right now and while Reading needs points since they are fighting for survival, our first Reading vs Birmingham prediction is for the guests to win the match.

Reading and Birmingham to Draw at Half Time

Although we can see the guests winning the game, we don't see them having an easy job. The home team has a huge motive in this game, so we can see it being a close one.

With that in mind, our second Reading vs Birmingham prediction is for the teams to be tied at half time, which was the case in three of the last five h2h duels between these teams.

Best Odds and Stats for Reading vs Birmingham

If you want to check the top Reading vs Birmingham odds and key stats, you've come to the right place:

Head to Head

16/12/22

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Reading

Reading

3

2

22/02/22

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Birmingham

Birmingham

2

1

06/11/21

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Reading

Reading

1

2

17/03/21

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Reading

Reading

2

1

09/12/20

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

2

Last Five - Reading

24/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury

Reading

Reading

3

2

L

20/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

17/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Reading

Reading

4

1

L

13/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town

Reading

Reading

1

1

D

10/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Charlton

Charlton

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

Last Five - Birmingham

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Ipswich

Ipswich

Birmingham

Birmingham

3

1

L

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

2

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

1

W

09/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Birmingham

Birmingham

2

0

L

03/02/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

0

L

Here is another look at some of the top betting markets and best odds for this duel:

Reading odds: 19/10 (2.90) – 34.50% Probability

Draw odds: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.30% Probability

Birmingham odds: 7/4 (2.75) – 36.40% Probability

We can see that the teams are pretty evenly priced in this game, with Birmingham being the expected winners by a narrow margin and a 36.40 win probability. Looking at other markets, we can see that the top candidate to be the First Goalscorer is Scott Hogan at 6/1 (7.00) odds, which implies a 14.30% probability. Meanwhile, the most likely Correct Score in this duel is  a 1-1 draw, at 21/4 (6.25) – 16.00%.

Reading – Birmingham Preview: Recent Form, Team News, and Possible Lineups

Read all news and facts about both teams before their upcoming duel here, including the most probable Wigan vs QPR lineups:

Reading

With four losses and two draw in the last six games, Reading has struggled recently and they have fallen down the standings in that time. So, now Reading is in the lower half of Championship, just one point ahead of the first team in the relegation zone. With that in mind, the team clearly needs to get into form as soon as possible if they want to stay up.

Meanwhile, Reading has eight players on their injury list right now, while Mamadou Loum is suspended at this time.

Reading Predicted Lineup:

Lumley – Holmes, Dann, Sarr – Yiadom, Ince, Hendrick, Casadei, Guinness-Walker – Carroll, Joao

Birmingham

With three wins in the last four rounds, Birmingham has very well recently, but they still remain in lower half of the table at the moment with 48 points from 39 games. On the bright side, with nine points more than the first team in the relegation zone, they aren't really in danger at the moment.

When it comes to team news, Birmingham has six players out with injuries, including Dion Sanderson and the prolific striker Troy Deeney.

Birmingham Predicted Lineup:

Ruddy – Long, Dean, Trusty – Colin, Bielik, Bacuna, Chong, Graham – Khadra, Hogan

Starting Lineups

Reading

Reading
3
Tom Holmes
gb
1
Joe Lumley
gb
19
Tyrese Fornah
gb
11
Yakou Meite
fr
24
Naby Sarr
fr
9
Lucas Joao
pt
20
Cesare Casadei
it
17
Andy Yiadom
gh
8
Jeff Hendrick
ie
2
Andy Carroll
gb
27
Amadou Mbengue
sn
Substitutes
15
Femi Azeez
gb
18
Nesta Guinness-Walker
gb
36
Michael Craig
gb
30
Kelvin Abrefa
gh
6
Scott Dann
gb
21
Dean Bouzanis
au
35
Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan
gb

Birmingham

Birmingham
42
Alfie Chang
gb
17
Reda Khadra
de
21
John Ruddy
gb
18
Tahith Chong
cw
10
Lukas Jutkiewicz
gb
26
Kevin Long
ie
2
Maxime Colin
fr
4
Marc Roberts
gb
31
Krystian Bielik
pl
5
Auston Trusty
us
35
George Hall
gb
Substitutes
27
Jobe Bellingham
gb
9
Scott Hogan
ie
6
Hannibal Mejbri
tn
12
Harlee Dean
gb
1
Neil Etheridge
ph
19
Jordan James
gb
7
Juninho Bacuna
cw

Check the starting lineups one hour before the match starts

Championship Standings

Championship
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Leicester

Leicester

34 25 3 6 41 78
2 Leeds

Leeds

34 22 6 6 37 72
3 Ipswich

Ipswich

34 21 9 4 23 72
4 Southampton

Southampton

34 20 7 7 23 67
5 West Brom

West Brom

34 16 8 10 17 56
6 Hull

Hull

34 16 7 11 7 55
7 Norwich

Norwich

34 15 7 12 8 52
8 Preston

Preston

34 15 7 12 -5 52
9 Coventry

Coventry

34 13 12 9 11 51
10 Sunderland

Sunderland

34 14 5 15 7 47
11 Watford

Watford

34 11 11 12 3 44
12 Bristol City

Bristol City

34 12 8 14 0 44
13 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

33 13 5 15 -2 44
14 Cardiff

Cardiff

34 13 5 16 -9 44
15

Plymouth

34 10 10 14 -4 40
16 Blackburn

Blackburn

34 11 6 17 -12 39
17 Swansea

Swansea

34 10 9 15 -12 39
18 Birmingham

Birmingham

33 10 8 15 -13 38
19 Huddersfield

Huddersfield

34 8 13 13 -15 37
20 Millwall

Millwall

34 9 9 16 -14 36
21 QPR

QPR

34 9 8 17 -13 35
22 Stoke

Stoke

34 9 8 17 -17 35
23 Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

34 9 5 20 -25 32
24 Rotherham

Rotherham

34 3 10 21 -36 19

Player to Watch: Scott Hogan

Since we can see Birmingham getting the three points from this match, our player to watch is Scott Hogan, the experienced striker who could shine in this match.

This season for Birmingham in Championship, Hogan managed to find the net ten times, in addition to one assist. So, we wouldn't be surprised if he is the player that Reading struggles to contain in this game.

Reading vs Birmingham – Common Questions

Reading vs Birmingham

  • Where will the game be held? The game will be held at Select Car Leasing Stadium in Reading.
  • When is the match scheduled for? The match is scheduled for 3 pm GMT on Friday, April 7th.
  • What was the outcome of the last duel between these teams? Birmingham beat Reading 3-2 in their last duel.

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