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Coventry vs Reading Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Championship leaders Reading to continue Sky Blue dominance

  • Coventry vs Reading comes from the Championship on Friday
  • Coventry have lost 4 of their last 6 matches
  • Reading have won 6 of their 7 matches this season
  • Reading are unbeaten in the last 10 matches against Coventry
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Yakou Meite has scored 3 goals in his last 2 matches (Getty Images)

Coventry host Reading in the EFL Championship on Friday with the Sky Blues looking to halt a long winless run against the visitors. Coventry have not beaten Reading since 2005, a run of 10 games, and that looks unlikely to change at St Andrew's.

Coventry Form

Coventry are finding life tough back in the Championship with Mark Robins' side boasting just one victory from their opening eight games. The Sky Blues sit in the bottom three with five points from a possible 24 this season.

Since beating QPR 3-2 at home in September, Coventry have picked up just two more points. They have lost four of the subsequent six matches and are in need a big result to boost confidence.

A 0-0 draw at Barnsley followed the solitary win, but since then Coventry have lost to Bournemouth (3-1) and Blackburn (4-0) at home, defeated by Brentford 2-0 on the road. 

The Sky Blues also lost 2-0 at Middlesbrough on Tuesday and have scored just twice in their last six games. 

Coventry Team News

Coventry welcome back defender Michael Rose from suspension and could have Wes Jobello available for the first time this season. 

Julien Dacosta, Jodi Jones and Daniel Bartlett remain out with injury.

Reading Form

Reading sit proudly at the top of the Championship table having dropped just two points all season. It is seven wins and one draw for Veljko Paunovic's side, who are six points clear of Bournemouth at this early stage.

The Royals have won three in a row since being held by Middlesbrough two weeks ago. They have reeled off wins over Wycombe (1-0), Rotherham (3-0) and Blackburn, who they beat in a 4-2 thriller on Tuesday night.

Having scored twice in the win over Rotherham, Yakou Meite opened the scoring in the opening minute only for Adam Armstrong to cancel it out with three minutes on the clock. 

Michael Olise and Josh Laurent put the Royals 3-1 up after 18 minutes. Lucas Joao completed the victory after Armstrong had given Blackburn hope with his second of the game. 

Reading Team News

Reading will still be without injured trio Andy Yiadom, Felipe Araruna and John Swift for the trip to St Andrew's.

Coventry vs Reading Head to Head

Reading are unbeaten in the last 10 meetings with Coventry, winning five and drawing five.

These sides last met in the 2011/12 season with a 1-1 draw in this fixture and a 2-0 home win for Reading.

Coventry vs Reading Odds

Reading are surprisingly odds against at 2.25 to continue their winning run. Coventry are 3.25 to end their run without a victory, while a draw is priced at 3.20.

Coventry vs Reading Stats

  • Coventry have lost 4 of their last 5 matches (Championship).
  • Coventry have the worst defence in the Championship with 16 goals conceded.
  • Coventry have failed to score in 4 of their last 6 matches (Championship).
  • Coventry have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 matches against Reading (Championship).
  • Reading have won 7 of their 8 matches this season (Championship).
  • Reading have kept 6 clean sheets in their 8 matches (Championship).
  • Reading have scored 7 goals in their last 2 matches (Championship).
  • Reading's Yakou Meite has scored 3 goals in his last 2 matches (Championship).
  • Reading's Yakou Meite has scored the first goal in his last 2 matches (Championship).

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Where is Coventry vs Reading being played?

Coventry vs Reading is being played at St Andrew's in Birmingham, England.

What time does Coventry vs Reading kick off?

Coventry vs Reading is being played at 7.45pm GMT on Friday 30 October 2020.

What competition are Coventry vs Reading playing in?

Coventry vs Reading are playing in the Championship.



Reading are over the odds to take all three points. These two sides are in vastly differing form and that makes the visitors great value.

Best Bet: Reading Win Full-Time Result @125 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Yakou Meite Anytime Goalscorer @200 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Yakou Meite First Goalscorer @550 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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