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Stoke City vs Reading betting tips: Championship preview, prediction and odds

This article provides a preview, odds and recommended bets for the Championship meeting between Stoke City and Reading on January 21st, 2023


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Stoke City vs Reading

January 21, 2023

3:00 pm GMT

Our recommended bet for Saturday’s clash at the Bet365 Stadium comes in the form of a draw between Stoke City and Reading.

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Match preview

Two sides in search of a return to winning ways are set to lock horns in a Championship clash at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday, January 21st.

The matchup in question will see relegation-battling Stoke City act as hosts, in a meeting with Reading.

Starting with the former, Stoke have endured an altogether tough time of things over the course of recent weeks.

Dating back to the end of last year, the Potters have secured just a solitary point from an available 12, owing to three defeats in four.

Last time out, a trip to high-flying Sheffield United saw Alex Neil’s men fight hard to pull one back after slipping into an early two-goal deficit, only for Jayden Bogle to tie up a 3-1 final scoreline late on.

Stoke, in turn, have slipped to a lowly 20th in the Championship table, just four points clear of the bottom three.

Their upcoming opponents, though, have not exactly fared much better of late.

Reading, for their part, have notched just a solitary victory from the club’s last five Championship outings.

After establishing themselves in the thick of the promotion playoff battle earlier in the campaign, the Royals, in turn, are now entrenched in the bottom half of the table.

An inability to build on positive results has proven of particular concern, a shortcoming on display once more last time out.

After sending Watford packing from the FA Cup in impressive fashion the weekend prior, Paul Ince’s troops went on to surrender a two-goal lead, en route to a 2-2 stalemate at home to struggling Queens Park Rangers.

Though Reading should nevertheless have enough to get the better of Stoke on Saturday, the Royals’ struggles to see out results therefore makes the outcome a tough one to call.

Expect either a hard-fought victory for the visitors, or a sharing of the spoils come the full-time whistle at the Bet365 Stadium.

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