Reading U23 vs Middlesbrough U23 match preview

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Competition: England Premier League 2 Divison Two
Competition: Fri 09.April
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: Bearwood Park Training Facility (1000 seats)

The home fans are expecting three points in this fixture, as the home advantage should be put to good use versus a struggling visitor. Reading U23 are in the 6th position while the guesting Middlesbrough U23 worry at 9th.

Insights:
  • Reading U23 have the most conceded goals (44) in Premier League 2 Divison Two
  • Middlesbrough U23 have the most dropped points from leading position (14) in Premier League 2 Divison Two

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

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Reading U23 form and stats

The story so far in the Premier League 2 Divison Two for Reading U23, who have the most conceded goals (44) in Premier League 2 Divison Two, at their home stadium (Bearwood Park Training Facility) is 5 wins, 0 draws and 4 defeats.

The Reading crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 0-2 to Sunderland U23 here at Bearwood Park Training Facility in a Premier League 2 Divison Two match. Ahead of that match, Reading won a home game hosting Crystal Palace U23 (2-1).

With an average of more than two goals per home game in the league (18 in 9 games), Reading's attacking play is working. Goals are flowing in at the wrong end for Reading U23 with 20 goals conceded in these matches.

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Middlesbrough U23 form and stats

4-2-4 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Middlesbrough U23 in their Premier League 2 Divison Two matches away.

Middlesbrough's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Wolves U23 that finished 1-1. Ahead of that match was the victory versus West Bromwich Albion U23 at their stadium, the result 1-0.

With an average of more than two away goals per league game away, Middlesbrough are regular goalscorers on their travels. Middlesbrough have conceded 14 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Middlesbrough U23 - Reading 2-3, played this season. Head-to-head totals (for the last seven meetings): Reading won three games, one match ended with a draw and Middlesbrough U23 has three wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: six / one

Top Goalscorers

Reading U23J. Onen
J. Onen
7 goals
ReadingN. Melvin-Lambert
N. Melvin-Lambert
6 goals
Reading U23F. Azeez
F. Azeez
5 goals

Reading U23 missing players

Middlesbrough U23 missing players

Reading U23 Middlesbrough U23
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
19 9 4 Played P 3 10 19
9 5 2 Won W 2 4 7
1 0 0 Drew D 1 2 4
9 4 2 Lost L 0 4 8
31 18 9 Scored S 11 20 33
44 20 11 Conceded C 2 14 28
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
100% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 80% 84%
89% 89% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 60% 58%
58% 78% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 60% 42%
32% 33% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 67% 30% 26%
68% 78% 75% BTTS BTTS 67% 60% 58%
5% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 33% 20% 21%
26% 22% 25% Failed to Score F T 0% 20% 21%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.4 2.3 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.5 2.3
1 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
8.2 8.7 9.8 Shots (avg) S ( 11.7 9 8.9
4.4 4.1 4.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.7 3.8 3.8
37% 49% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 65% 53% 45%
Key stats in Premier League 2 Divison Two this season:
  • All of Reading U23's matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Middlesbrough U23 have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Middlesbrough U23 have the most dropped points from leading position (14) in Premier League 2 Divison Two
  • Middlesbrough U23 haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Reading U23 have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their home matches.
  • Reading U23 have the most conceded goals (44) in Premier League 2 Divison Two
  • Reading U23 have the the worst goal difference (-13) in Premier League 2 Divison Two
  • Reading U23 haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Leeds U23 21 16 1 4 54 25 11 10 1 0 29 8 10 6 0 4 25 17 29 49
2 Stoke City U23 19 12 0 7 35 26 10 8 0 2 21 9 9 4 0 5 14 17 9 36
3 Burnley U23 21 9 3 9 32 34 11 5 2 4 19 19 10 4 1 5 13 15 -2 30
4 Crystal Palace U23 20 9 2 9 39 35 10 6 1 3 24 10 10 3 1 6 15 25 4 29
5 Wolves U23 19 8 4 7 30 28 8 4 1 3 13 11 11 4 3 4 17 17 2 28
6 Reading U23 19 9 1 9 31 44 9 5 0 4 18 20 10 4 1 5 13 24 -13 28
7 Aston Villa U23 19 8 3 8 40 36 10 3 2 5 22 20 9 5 1 3 18 16 4 27
8 Sunderland U23 19 8 3 8 34 34 9 4 1 4 20 22 10 4 2 4 14 12 0 27
9 Middlesbrough U23 19 7 4 8 33 28 9 3 2 4 13 14 10 4 2 4 20 14 5 25
10 Norwich City U23 19 7 2 10 24 27 10 3 2 5 12 12 9 4 0 5 12 15 -3 23
11 Fulham U23 20 7 2 11 32 43 9 3 1 5 14 18 11 4 1 6 18 25 -11 23
12 Newcastle Utd U23 19 6 3 10 26 38 10 4 1 5 15 23 9 2 2 5 11 15 -12 21
13 West Bromwich Albion U23 18 5 2 11 28 40 10 4 1 5 14 18 8 1 1 6 14 22 -12 17