Middlesbrough have started the season brightly and currently find themselves in second place in the Championship with 18 points ahead of this weekend’s trip to Reading.
At 37/20 to win at the Madejski, Boro appear to represent good value, while the hosts are priced at 7/5 and the draw is available at 11/5.
Tony Mowbray’s men have had the edge In the last ten meetings between the sides, winning five, with Reading triumphing three times and the points being shared on two occasions.
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So far this season, Boro have scored 13 goals with seven arriving in the first half, whereas Reading are generally slow starters. With this in mind, backing Middlesbrough to be winning at half-time and also at full time could be well worth a look at 7/2.
Boro, who remain the only unbeaten side in the Championship, are also priced at 11/10 to score the first goal.
In their eight games so far, this has happened on five occasions, whereas Reading have only scored the first goal in two out of nine games.
In the majority of Reading’s matches, they have always rallied late, with most of their points being won from losing positions.
Looking at this record – and the fact that ten of the Royals’ 11 goals have come after the interval – another option for football betting fans must be backing Reading to score more goals in the secondhalf than the first at 8/5.
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