Reading vs Stoke City Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 04/09/2022

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

Reading vs Stoke City: Our top betting tips

Stoke City raised an eyebrow or two when they appointed Alex Neil as manager; will he guide them to his first win as boss here? Find out with our Reading vs Stoke City match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Reading to win

Stoke City have been going through a rough patch recently; they've lost seven of their last 11 games in all competitions, with two wins and two draws. It's important to note that the Potters won just one of their last six games. On the other hand, although Reading are coming off a disappointing 4:0 loss at Sheffield United, they've fared a lot better than Stoke City. As a matter of fact, Reading have three wins in their last four matches; they kept three clean sheets in that four-game stretch. Looking at both teams' recent form, coupled with the fact that Reading have the advantage of playing at home, we are confident that they'll take all the points here.

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Going under 2.5 goals

Stoke City have not exactly been a high-scoring side; as they've played seven matches this season, scoring seven goals. With the Potters averaging just one goal per game, their matches have mostly been low-scoring games; Stoke City's last three fixtures went under the 2.5 goal mark. Like Stoke City, Reading have scored just one goal per game on average this season; on the other hand, they've done well defensively, keeping three clean sheets in their last four games. With that in mind, we don't think that these teams will score up to three goals between them.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Reading vs Stoke City

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Can Reading remain in playoff spots?

Neither of these teams won their midweek games so will be keen to chalk up maximum points here as they go head to head. Reading will be in a good mood despite their midweek defeat given they'd won three on the spin before that but Stoke should be up for this too with a new man – Alex Neil – in the dugout.

Reading have a handful of players sidelined due to injuries; as Ovie Ejaria, Femi Azeez, Scott Dann, Yakou Méïté and Liam Moore will be unavailable for selection. However, Reading bolstered their squad with the addition of Baba Rahman on loan from Chelsea; it'll be interesting to see how they'll match-up against Stoke City.

Reading Predicted lineup – Lumley, Holmes, Hutchinson, Sarr, Loum, Yiadom, Hendrick, McIntyre, Hoilett, Ince, João.

Stoke City, like Reading, have a few absentees heading into this match; Josh Laurent and Josh Tymon are both recovering from ankle injuries, with Harry Souttar, Nick Powell and Harry Clarke being the rest of the players on the injury roster.

Stoke City Predicted lineup – Bonham, Wilmot, Taylor, Flint, Fox, Thompson, Baker, Clucas, Gayle, Delap, Brown

A quickfire FAQ on Reading vs Stoke City

Reading vs Stoke City Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 04/09/2022

  • Where is the match being hosted? – Select Car Leasing Stadium
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Stoke very narrowly edge it
  • What time does the match kick off? 12:00 GMT