Birmingham City - Reading betting tips and odds

Kickoff starts at 20:45 on 17/03/2021 played @ St. Andrew's Stadium refereed by Andy Woolmer

Beating Reading will not be easy, but we believe Birmingham City are more than capable of doing so. The matchup is somewhat balanced, after all, so all three possible outcomes are still on the table.

A difficult match is ahead of Reading. They have a big fish to fry but we’ve seen them do it in the past and it’s certain they can do it again.

Birmingham City lost their previous home game against Bristol City with a considerably high 0:3 margin. Considering the overwhelming betting odds they were up against, though, the fact that they spent most of the match on the back foot is not too surprising.

Reading are coming on the back of a 1:1 away draw in the previous round against Nottingham Forest. The score was even at half-time and remained so until the final whistle. Reading were clear underdogs in that matchup, though, so they’re happier with the outcome than their opponents.

Birmingham’s fans are rather disappointed with what they’ve seen from their defence in recent home games. The previous three matches saw them concede 7 times, which is not a great look.

The Royals’s recent performances as visitors tended to end with a small number of goals on the scoreboard. Specifically, their 5 latest away games all featured 2 goals or less.

The away team this Wednesday is largely seen as the stronger team, though the recent head-to-head score paints a different picture. They already clashed with Birmingham City this season and lost.

We’re in for an exciting showdown – due to a complete lack of suspensions or injuries, both teams have their full lineups at their disposal. Because they are more likely to win, though, this should work out in the visitors’ advantage.

If you’re hunting for betting value, a Draw bet is by far your best option. Success is definitely not guaranteed, but the 3.30 odds provide a decent enough return to make the risk worth it.

Betting tip (stake: 6/10): Draw 3.30 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 1:1
Match info: all predictions

Birmingham City Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 13/03/2021
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Bristol City
  • (0:1)
  • 0:3
  • 06/03/2021
  • ENG CHA
  • Barnsley - Birmingham City
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0
  • 02/03/2021
  • ENG CHA
  • Huddersfield Town - Birmingham City
  • (0:0)
  • 1:1
  • 27/02/2021
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Queens Park Rangers
  • (0:1)
  • 2:1
  • 23/02/2021
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Norwich City
  • (1:1)
  • 1:3

Reading Last Five Matches

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 13/03/2021
  • ENG CHA
  • Nottingham Forest - Reading
  • (0:0)
  • 1:1
  • 06/03/2021
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Sheffield Wednesday
  • (1:0)
  • 3:0
  • 02/03/2021
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Blackburn Rovers
  • (1:0)
  • 1:0
  • 27/02/2021
  • ENG CHA
  • Rotherham United - Reading
  • (0:1)
  • 0:1
  • 23/02/2021
  • ENG CHA
  • Wycombe Wanderers - Reading
  • (0:0)
  • 1:0

This season Head to Head

  • Date
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 09/12/2020
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Birmingham City
  • (0:2)
  • 1:2

Birmingham City - Reading Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 20/21
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Reading
  • (1-1)
  • 2-1
  • 19/20
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Reading
  • (1-0)
  • 1-3
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Reading
  • (0-0)
  • 2-1
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Reading
  • (0-0)
  • 0-2
  • 16/17
  • ENG CHA
  • Birmingham City - Reading
  • (0-0)
  • 0-1

Reading - Birmingham City Head To Head

  • Season
  • League
  • Match
  • HT
  • FT
  • 20/21
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Birmingham City
  • (0-2)
  • 1-2
  • 19/20
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Birmingham City
  • (1-1)
  • 2-3
  • 18/19
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Birmingham City
  • (0-0)
  • 0-0
  • 18/19
  • England Carabao Cup
  • Reading - Birmingham City
  • (1-0)
  • 2-0
  • 17/18
  • ENG CHA
  • Reading - Birmingham City
  • (0-1)
  • 0-2

Birmingham City - Reading odds

  • Bookmaker
  • 1
  • X
  • 2
  • O
  • U
  • 1(DNB)
  • 2(DNB)
  • 1X
  • X2
  • BTTS
  • Bet-At-Home
  • 1 : 3.25
  • X : 3.00
  • 2 : 2.31
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • 1X :
  • X2 :
  • BTTS :
  • Betfair
  • 1 : 3.40
  • X : 3.10
  • 2 : 2.25
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • 1X :
  • X2 :
  • BTTS :
  • William Hill
  • 1 : 3.50
  • X : 3.00
  • 2 : 2.30
  • O :
  • U :
  • 1 (DNB) :
  • 2 (DNB) :
  • 1X :
  • X2 :
  • BTTS :
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Standings

  • Team
  • MP
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • F
  • A
  • D
  • P
  • Last Five
  • 2
  • Watford
  • 37
  • 21
  • 9
  • 7
  • 52
  • 26
  • 26
  • 72
  • L W W W W
  • 4
  • Brentford
  • 36
  • 19
  • 10
  • 7
  • 64
  • 38
  • 26
  • 67
  • W W L W D
  • 5
  • Reading
  • 36
  • 18
  • 7
  • 11
  • 50
  • 38
  • 12
  • 61
  • L W W W D
  • 6
  • Barnsley
  • 36
  • 18
  • 7
  • 11
  • 45
  • 39
  • 6
  • 61
  • W W W D W
  • 10
  • Millwall
  • 36
  • 11
  • 16
  • 9
  • 35
  • 33
  • 2
  • 49
  • D L W L W
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