Our prediction for this Championship match:
Middlesbrough play host to Reading at their Riverside Stadium on day 5 of the new Championship campaign. The Boro desperately needed a win against Barnsley before the international break, and they managed to get one. Middlesbrough regained a much-needed confidence, but the game against Reading will be anything but a walk in the park for the home team. The Royals have been producing excellent displays under new boss Veljko Paunovic, and, no doubt, they are eager to keep their 100% record intact.
Since Reading are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Saturday’s football match, we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals. In their last encounter at Riverside Stadium the Boro defeated the Royals thanks to Marvin Johnson’s goal, and yet another low-scoring clash is on the horizon. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in four of Reading’s last five games in all competitions.