- Reading have claimed two wins and a draw from their last three Championship games.
- The hosts have won seven of their 11 league matches at the Madejski this term.
- Coventry City have lost seven of their 12 away trips this season.
Royals to Avenge St Andrews Defeat
Coventry edged a 3-2 thriller between these sides at St. Andrews in late October, but Reading are fancied to win this Tuesday’s reverse fixture after getting their promotion push back in order over the past three weeks.
It’s been quite a topsy-turvy campaign for Reading who blasted out of the traps to lead the Championship in the opening weeks before a run of four straight defeats in the autumn saw them quickly fall out of contention.
Largely mixed results since have kept the Royals in and around the Play-Offs, however they have cemented their top six claims post-Christmas with 2-1 victories over Luton and Huddersfield along with a goalless stalemate at second-placed Swansea.
Reading go into this week’s clash against Coventry in sixth and with a four point buffer over a chasers – an advantage which they will be confident of at least consolidating with the visitors winning just one of their last five (D2, L2).
That victory came last time out for the Sky Blues with 1-2 success at Millwall, however that marked just their second away win of the season after seven defeats from 12 starts on the road.
With Reading in decent nick and successful in seven of their 11 home games this term, the Royals are worth supporting here at odds-against to reverse their October defeat to Mark Robins’ charges in the midlands.
While Reading are given a reasonably confident vote, there shouldn’t be too much between the teams once again in terms of the score-line and the hosts have conceded in four of their last five at the Madejski. With that in mind, we’re also tipping up a 2-1 correct score.