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Reading ended their winless run on Saturday but Bristol City are still without a victory in months. Can they get one here? Find out with our Reading vs Bristol City match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Reading vs Bristol City: Our top tips

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Reading to make it back  to back wins

Right, it might seem insane to Royals' fans but we're backing them to win back to back games for the first time since early March. They started this season with back to back defeats but chalked up three points against Preston on Saturday. Bristol City meanwhile were falling to defeat against Middlesbrough to make it 13 competitive games without a win. It's a run that has to end eventually but we don't see it against a Reading side that will be bouncing after grabbing their first win in months.

Both teams to score? For sure.

Reading might have won at the weekend but they still can't keep a clean sheet; they've now conceded in nine of their past 10 competitive fixtures. It's a similar story for Bristol City too; they have conceded in eight games on the spin and nine of the past 10. When you consider the fact that clean sheets are in slim supply and goal scoring not a problem for either side then there is a huge chance this game sees both bang in at least one goal.

A game for the attackers

If you read our previous tip then the fact we think this game will see over 2.5 goals won't be much of a surprise. Reading have seen each of their last five competitive matches go over 2.5 goals with a game average of 4.0 goals. As for Stoke, four of their past five competitive games have surpassed the all important 2.5 cut off. Again, in terms of game averages their total goals stats is well clear of where we need it to be at 3.6. In fact, with stats like that, you could even make a case to push this bet to 3.5 but it would come with increased risk; we'll stick to our safer option.

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Bristol City's poor form to continue

It's not been a start to remember for either of these sides with their longer term form absolutely appalling. Reading will hope their victory on Saturday sparks them into life; John Swift and Lucas Joao combined for the winner in that game and they'll be key to following it up with more points here. As for Bristol City, things look bad. There is no dressing it up any other way. Not only can they not seem to buy a win but the way they're letting teams cut through them is a real problem.

FAQ for Reading vs Bristol City

Reading vs Bristol City Prediction

  • Who is favourite? – Reading
  • What was the score when these teams last met? – 2-0 to Reading
  • What time is KO? 9 PM GMT

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