Middlesbrough vs Reading – Preview, Tips and Odds

England: Championship
Middlesbrough
Full Time
2:1
Reading
Highlights and Stats


Middlesbrough will face Reading for a showdown of the 27th round of the Championship. The game will take place on 15/01 as Riverside Stadium will welcome the opponents. Middlesbrough presently occupy the 7th position in the standings, with a total of 39 points. Their rivals sit on the 21st spot, having collected 22 points thus far.

Middlesbrough vs Reading Head to Head

TeamLast Game 2021/09/25Last 20 Games
Middlesbrough
loss
  • ?
  • Laway
  • Waway
  • Dhome
  • Waway
  • Whome
  • Whome
  • Waway
  • Whome
  • Waway
  • Whome
  • Laway
  • Daway
  • Lhome
  • Laway
  • Whome
  • Lhome
  • Daway
  • Laway
  • Whome
  • Dhome
Reading
win
  • ?
  • Whome
  • Lhome
  • Daway
  • Lhome
  • Laway
  • Laway
  • Lhome
  • Laway
  • Lhome
  • Laway
  • Whome
  • Dhome
  • Waway
  • Whome
  • Laway
  • Waway
  • Dhome
  • Whome
  • Laway
  • Daway

Worth Mentioning

The most recent time when Middlesbrough and Reading locked horns, the game finished with the score of 1:0 to Reading. The two clubs took on each other on the 25th of September 2021. Up until the most recent game, Reading failed to win any of the last nine encounters against Middlesbrough, recording 1 draw and 8 losses. In the course of the last 10 meetings between the rival squads, performing at home did not play any major role in determining the outcomes, considering the 5 home victories and 4 away triumphs. Only 1 of the most recent 10 clashes between Middlesbrough and Reading resulted in a draw. Both teams scored in one of the last five matches and one produced over 2.5 goals. Over this span of time, Middlesbrough proved successful in keeping three clean sheets, whereas Reading prevented their opponents from scoring in two of the battles on the pitch. The last five games between the two outfits finished with 7 goals scored in total.

Middlesbrough vs Reading Last Games Averages

*Average Metrics based on available data from last 20 games

MiddlesbroughReading
  • Goals

    1.15
    0.95
  • Fouls

    12.09
    9.45
  • Corners

    5.55
    5.00
  • Offsides

    2.45
    1.18
  • Cards

    1.73
    2.09
  • Posession

    43%
    57%

Middlesbrough Form

  • ?
  • Waway
  • Waway
  • Whome
  • Whome
  • Daway
  • Whome
  • Waway
  • Lhome
  • Dhome
  • Daway

Middlesbrough’s last game ended in a win when visiting versus Mansfield Town with the score after the final whistle being 2:3. The team is currently on a streak of four consecutive victories and have not seen defeat for their last seven matches. It appears location has little to no impact on how Middlesbrough’s previous 10 encounters unfolded. These ended in 3 home triumphs and 4 wins for the visiting sides. Two of the preceding five Middlesbrough clashes resulted in over 2.5 goals, with clubs scoring in two of those. Throughout the period, the squad was capable of limiting their opponents to no goals in three meetings, while they were unsuccessful in scoring in just one outing. Judging by the numbers, the team’s preceding 5 duel on the field saw an average of 2.20 goals.
  • Goals
    1.40
  • Fouls
    9.56
  • Corners
    5.67
  • Offsides
    1.67
  • Cards
    2.11
  • Posession
    46%
LeagueDateTeam 1Team 2Team 1 ScoreTeam 2 ScoreForm
FA Cup2022/01/08Mansfield TownMiddlesbrough23 W
Championship2021/12/29BlackpoolMiddlesbrough12 W
Championship2021/12/26MiddlesbroughNottingham Forest20 W
Championship2021/12/18MiddlesbroughAFC Bournemouth10 W
Championship2021/12/11Stoke CityMiddlesbrough00 D
Championship2021/12/04MiddlesbroughSwansea City10 W
Championship2021/11/27Huddersfield TownMiddlesbrough12 W
Championship2021/11/23MiddlesbroughPreston North End12 L
Championship2021/11/20MiddlesbroughMillwall11 D
Championship2021/11/06West Bromwich AlbionMiddlesbrough11 D

Reading Form

  • ?
  • Lhome
  • Laway
  • Dhome
  • Laway
  • Dhome
  • Waway
  • Lhome
  • Dhome
  • Waway
  • Laway

The latest match of Reading was against Fulham on Tuesday, with the outcome being a 0:7 defeat at home. The club is now on a streak of two consecutive defeats and failed to register a victory in any of the last five encounters. Performing at home was of little help throughout the last ten Reading meetings as the hosts triumphed 3 times and the guests won 4 times. Three of Reading’s five previous clashes finished with more than 2.5 goals and three saw both sides finding the net. The players of Reading left everything on the field but still did not manage to prevent their opponents from scoring and they failed to net goals on their own in two of those games. During the team’s recent five outings, the goalkeepers had to pull the ball out of the nets 17 times altogether.
  • Goals
    1.00
  • Fouls
    9.00
  • Corners
    3.00
  • Offsides
    2.89
  • Cards
    1.56
  • Posession
    45%
LeagueDateTeam 1Team 2Team 1 ScoreTeam 2 ScoreForm
Championship2022/01/11ReadingFulham07 L
FA Cup2022/01/08Kidderminster HarriersReading21 L
Championship2022/01/03ReadingDerby County22 D
Championship2021/12/11West Bromwich AlbionReading10 L
Championship2021/12/04ReadingHull City11 D
Championship2021/11/27Swansea CityReading23 W
Championship2021/11/23ReadingSheffield United01 L
Championship2021/11/20ReadingNottingham Forest11 D
Championship2021/11/06Birmingham CityReading12 W
Championship2021/11/02MillwallReading10 L

Formations and Lineups

Middlesbrough

Formation:3-5-2
  • G1Joe Lumley
  • D2Anfernee Dijksteel
  • D6Dael Fry
  • D17Paddy McNair
  • M35Isaiah Jones
  • M25Matt Crooks
  • M16Jonathan Howson
  • M7Marcus Tavernier
  • M3Neil Taylor
  • F11Andraž Šporar
  • F26Aaron Connolly
1 Joe Lumley 2 Anfernee Dijksteel 6 Dael Fry 17 Paddy McNair 35 Isaiah Jones 25 Matt Crooks 16 Jonathan Howson 7 Marcus Tavernier 3 Neil Taylor 11 Andraž Šporar 26 Aaron Connolly

Reading

Formation:4-2-3-1
  • G22Luke Southwood
  • D16Dejan Tetek
  • D3Thomas Holmes
  • D28Josh Laurent
  • D41Ethan Bristow
  • M15Danny Drinkwater
  • M8Andy Rinomhota
  • M23Junior Hoilett
  • M10John Swift
  • M19Tom Dele-Bashiru
  • F9Andy Carroll
22 Luke Southwood 16 Dejan Tetek 3 Thomas Holmes 28 Josh Laurent 41 Ethan Bristow 15 Danny Drinkwater 8 Andy Rinomhota 23 Junior Hoilett 10 John Swift 19 Tom Dele-Bashiru 9 Andy Carroll

Match Details

MiddlesbroughvsReading
  • 90+5`
    M. CrooksI. Jones
    2 - 1
  • 88`
    (in) L. Joao(out) J. Swift
  • 84`
    M. CrooksM. Tavernier
    1 - 1
  • 84`
    (in) J. Coburn(out) J. Howson
  • 74`
    M. Tavernier
  • 72`
    (in) D. Watmore(out) A. Dijksteel
  • 68`
    0 - 1
    A. CarrollT. Dele-Bashiru
  • 67`
    (in) F. Balogun(out) A. Connolly
  • 65`
    D. Drinkwater
  • 56`
    (in) M. Camara(out) J. Hoilett
  • 36`
    J. Hoilett
  • 12`
    E. Bristow

Players Ratings

MiddlesbroughvsReading
  • 25Matt Crooks
    9.2 / 10
  • 35Isaiah Jones
    8 / 10
  • 6Dael Fry
    7.5 / 10
  • 7Marcus Tavernier
    7.3 / 10
  • 2Anfernee Dijksteel
    6.9 / 10
  • 16Jonathan Howson
    6.9 / 10
  • 26Aaron Connolly
    6.9 / 10
  • 17Paddy McNair
    6.7 / 10
  • 3Neil Taylor
    6.7 / 10
  • 1Joe Lumley
    6.6 / 10
  • 11Andraž Šporar
    6.5 / 10
  • 37Josh Coburn
    6.3 / 10
  • 18Duncan Watmore
    6.3 / 10
  • 47Folarin Balogun
    6.2 / 10
  • 8Andy Rinomhota
    7.2 / 10
  • 9Andy Carroll
    7.2 / 10
  • 16Dejan Tetek
    6.9 / 10
  • 28Josh Laurent
    6.9 / 10
  • 19Tom Dele-Bashiru
    6.9 / 10
  • 23Junior Hoilett
    6.7 / 10
  • 22Luke Southwood
    6.6 / 10
  • 10John Swift
    6.6 / 10
  • 32Mamadi Camara
    6.6 / 10
  • 18Lucas João
    6.5 / 10
  • 15Danny Drinkwater
    6.3 / 10
  • 3Thomas Holmes
    6.2 / 10
  • 41Ethan Bristow
    5.9 / 10

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