Bristol City will welcome Reading to Ashton Gate for a matchday 31 fixture in England Championship. The last meeting on 17th August 2021 ended in a Bristol City 3-2 win. Both sides have met twenty-one times in the most recent seasons. Bristol City has won 7 matches, and Reading triumphed in 12. Recent outings average 2.71 goals, while both teams score 48% of the time.
Bristol City’s latest fixture against Blackpool ended in an away 3-1 loss. Bristol City dominated the possession of the ball but didn’t take advantage of it. Bristol City was more dominant in the second half and scored in the 86 minute.
Reading’s previous game in the competition versus Queens Park Rangers ended in an away 4-0 loss. Reading didn’t turn up and failed to create clear cut chances for most of the game.
Since the start of the season, Bristol City is more dominant at home. They have five wins out of 15 games on home soil. Although Bristol City is among the most solid home teams in the league, they are far from perfect. Their defence is not as good as expected with just 20% home clean sheets.
Reading has picked up 1 points from the previous six league games. They still have a lot to prove when playing away from home. Reading wins 0.92 points per away game, a bit less than their home record shows. To improve results, they have to be more compact in defence. Reading kept a clean sheet in just 8% of their visits.
It is not a surprise that the hosts stand out as a favourite to win this one. Recently they enjoy playing at home, having won two consecutive matches. Bristol City is currently unbeaten at home in two games. Since the start of the season, they have just five home defeats.
The Royals failed to win in three consecutive away games. It will be a big surprise to turn up on Wednesday and win against Bristol City. Furthermore, they are in really bad away form, having lost three consecutive games on the road.
I am confident that the hosts will prove their worth and triumph with another home victory. Bristol City wins on average 1.33 points per home game, compared to 0.92 points per away game for Reading. My prediction is Bristol City to win.
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Bristol City vs Reading Head to Head
Average stats between Bristol City and Reading in most recent 21 outings in the England Championship.