Football Tips: Tonight’s 10/1 Bet Builder for Birmingham v Reading

Our tipster James Walters is expecting a stalemate at St Andrew's.

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Birmingham v Reading Bet Builder tips:

The Draw
Both Teams to Score
Troy Deeney to Have 1 or More Shots on Target
Tom Ince to Have 2 or More Shots

*A Bet Builder with these bets pays at approximately 10/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

Friday, December 16: 20:00 – Birmingham v Reading
TV: Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Football

The Draw

We’ve got some Championship action to get stuck into on Friday night, with Birmingham in 14th hosting eighth-placed Reading.

Despite their distance apart in the league, only three points separates the two teams coming into the clash.

Birmingham come into this one having lost just once in their last five games and they’ll know a win can send them up to seventh in the Championship.

Reading, meanwhile, have won their last two outings against Hull and Coventry and they’ll be desperate to build on that.

Birmingham, who played out a 0-0 draw at Blackpool last time out, have been draw specialists recently, with four of their last eight ending level – and we’re expecting that trend to continue on Friday night.

It could be a tightly contested affair between two evenly matched teams so we’re backing The Draw.

Both Teams to Score

While we fancy The Draw, we also like Both Teams to Score.

Paul Ince’s Reading have scored in six of their last eight Championship games and both teams have netted in seven of their previous 12 outings.

As for Birmingham, three of their last five games have seen BTTS land.

Reading’s Championship games average 2.5 goals per game, with Birmingham’s coming in at around two goals per fixture.

Both sides have attacking talent so we’re expecting them both to score.

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Troy Deeney to Have 1 or More Shots on Target

Birmingham will likely be without top scorer Scott Hogan through injury against Reading, meaning there is more pressure on Deeney to be an attacking threat.

The former Watford man has netted three times and chipped in with an assist in the Championship this season and he’ll be keen to build on that.

Deeney will start up top alongside Tahith Chong or fellow big man Lukas Jutkiewicz against Reading.

Deeney to Have 1 or More Shots on Target makes sense considering Reading have conceded 19 goals in 11 games on the road this season.

Tom Ince to Have 2 or More Shots

Finally, we’re backing the manager’s son Tom Ince to Have 2 or More Shots. Ince has netted four times and assisted three goals this season for Reading.

He’s averaging 1.8 shots per game and he’s had two shots in his last nine Championship games. That run should continue on Friday night and the odds are fairly generous.

Birmingham v Reading betting tips:

The Draw
Both Teams to Score
Troy Deeney to Have 1 or More Shots on Target
Tom Ince to Have 2 or More Shots

*A Bet Builder with these bets pays at approximately 10/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.

All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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