Stoke vs Reading prediction: Reading failed to find a ticket to the promotion play-off round last season. So entering the new season, Reading is determined to get better results to be promoted to the Premier League. The first opponent that Reading will face in round 1 is Stoke.
- Match date: 02:00 pm on 2021/08/07
- Event: Championship
- Stage: Matchday 1st
- Location: bet365 Stadium
STOKE VS READING PREDICTION: TEAM COMPARISON & TIPS
Going into the next match, Stoke will be playing at home, bet365 Stadium. Can they make good use of this opportunity to earn 3 points?
Stoke’s form in the last 5 matches: D W W L D
Stoke did not have a good performance last season. Over 46 matches played, 15 is the total number of victories that Stoke holds in hand. Notably, 15 is also the number of draws that this team has. Thus, Stoke had to receive 16 defeats, earning a total of 60 points. That score only gives The Potters 14th place on the leaderboard.
To prepare for the new season, Stoke played quite a few friendly matches. Looking at the last 5 friendlies, Stoke is having relatively good results. Specifically, coach Michael O’Neill’s team earned 2 wins, besides 2 draws. The only defeat that Stoke received was a 1-2 loss to Wigan. Recently, when playing a friendly with Wolves, Stoke drew 1-1.
Reading’s form in the last 5 matches: W L L W L
Reading finished 7th in the English Premier League last season. Over 46 matches, Reading has 19 wins. With 13 more victories, this team’s total score is 70. 7 points behind Bournemouth’s 6th place, The Biscuitmen could not squeeze into the top 6. Thereby they could not win the right to play play-off round wins.
But looking at Reading’s preparation for the new season, they are unable to give fans peace of mind. Specifically, with the past 4 friendly matches, Reading won exactly 1 time. It was a 1-0 win over Lincoln. Immediately after that victory, Veljko Paunović and his students had 3 consecutive matches without winning with 1 draw, 2 losses. Recently they lost to Crystal Palace 1-3.
Select: Reading FT.
Since 1994, Stoke and Reading have faced each other 33 matches. Looking at the history of the confrontation, Stoke has 7 wins in their hands. In the opposite direction, Reading has a better result than the opponent with 13 wins. Notably, it is also the number of draws between the two teams.
In contrast, in the last 5 matches alone, we see that Stoke has better results. They won 1 game in it. The remaining 4 matches were both ended in a draw.
Select: Draw FT.
Stoke has not had really good results in the last 5 matches. Their defense has not fulfilled the task when conceding 6 times. So on average, 1 game lost 1.2 goals. Besides, the attack played more effectively with 7 goals. The corresponding work efficiency is 1.4.
Reading’s defense is also the biggest weakness that this team needs to improve. Over the last 5 matches, they have received 8 goals. So the efficiency of conceding is 1.6 goals/match. As for the attack, they played at a stable level with 5 goals scored.
With Over/Under 2.0, Stoke’s last 5 matches have won 3 Over times, corresponding to a rate of 60%. On the Reading side, Over won 3 times in the last 5 matches they attended.
Select: Under 2.0 FT.
Stoke vs Reading Prediction: Stoke 0-0 Reading FT (0-0 H1).
The above is information about the prediction in the 1st match of Championship between Stoke vs Reading on 2021/08/07 of the CMD368 bookie.