Birmingham City vs Reading Match Analysis & Prediction

Birmingham City

16/12/2022 11:00 pm

Reading

Reading will look to make it three back to back wins in the EFL Championship this weekend when they travel to St. Andrew’s Stadium for a clash against Birmingham City in the 23rd round of the competition. Kickoffs on December 16 at 23:00 EAT.

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With 29 points, Birmingham City occupies the 14 spot in the table. The hosts will be confident that they can take three points from this game having lost only one of their last seven games at this ground. However, they have only managed to keep a clean sheet in just two of their last five games.

Birmingham City prepares for this match off the back of 0-0 Championship tie versus Blackpool in their previous encounter. In that match, Birmingham City had 42% possession and 10 shots with one of them target while Blackpool got nine shots with none of them on target.

Meanwhile, Reading will want to return to the league action with a win after the World Cup break. Coming into this game, the Royals have now picked up six points from their last two league games; however they are going into this fixture with one of the worst returns on the road in the league.

Reading heads into this meeting after 1-0 Championship victory to beat Coventry City in their previous fixture. In that match, Reading had 40% possession, nine shots with three of them on target and a goal scored by Amadou Mbengue (57′). Coventry City got 15 shots with four of them on target.

Birmingham City vs. Reading Head to head

Since 1995, these two sides have had 34 head to head encounters; Birmingham City claims 15 victories, Reading claims 14 victories while five matches ended in stalemates.

  • 22/02/2022
    Reading
    2
    Birmingham
    1
    EFL Championship
  • 06/11/2021
    Birmingham
    1
    Reading
    2
    EFL Championship
  • 17/03/2021
    Birmingham
    2
    Reading
    1
    EFL Championship
  • 09/12/2020
    Reading
    1
    Birmingham
    2
    EFL Championship
  • 07/03/2020
    Birmingham
    1
    Reading
    3
    EFL Championship

Birmingham City Team News

For the home team, Przemyslaw Placheta will be unavailable for boss John Eustace’s selection for this match through injury.

Birmingham City's Last 5 Matches

  • 10/12/2022
    Blackpool
    0
    Birmingham
    0
    EFL Championship
  • 11/11/2022
    Birmingham
    1
    Sunderland
    2
    EFL Championship
  • 08/11/2022
    Birmingham
    2
    Swansea
    2
    EFL Championship
  • 05/11/2022
    Stoke
    1
    Birmingham
    2
    EFL Championship
  • 02/11/2022
    Birmingham
    0
    Millwall
    0
    EFL Championship

Reading Team News

As for the visitors, boss Paul Ince will take to the pitch with a fully fit squad.

Reading's Last 5 Matches

  • 10/12/2022
    Reading
    1
    Coventry
    0
    EFL Championship
  • 12/11/2022
    Hull
    1
    Reading
    2
    EFL Championship
  • 08/11/2022
    Watford
    2
    Reading
    0
    EFL Championship
  • 04/11/2022
    Reading
    1
    Preston
    2
    EFL Championship
  • 01/11/2022
    Luton
    0
    Reading
    0
    EFL Championship

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