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Lincoln vs Reading prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 16 December 2023

Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET

Venue: LNER Stadium

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

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Lincoln vs Reading: Top free betting tips

Can the Imps inflict more pain on the Royals? Our Lincoln vs Reading prediction is for a home win.  

This will be the first official match between the teams this century. They last met in 1999. Lincoln remain in touch with the top 6 and their recent form has been good. The Imps went unbeaten in the last 4 rounds (W2 D2). Reading on the other hand are in serious trouble and need points badly. The Royals had been decent at home so far but on the road, they lost 8 of their 9 league games. 

​​​​Correct outcome prediction: Lincoln to win

We back the Imps for the win with our first Lincoln vs Reading prediction. Lincoln come into this match unbeaten in their last 4 league outings (W2 D2). At the same time, Reading have the worst away record in the entire division – W1 D0 L8. 

​​Both teams to score prediction: Yes: Yes

Reading might be awful defensively but they certainly know how to score goals. All of Reading’s last 12 games had BTTS outcomes. The Royals also saw all of their last 7 away matches go without a clean sheet for either team involved. That’s why with our second Lincoln vs Reading prediction we back both sides to find the back of the net. 

​​​Correct score prediction: 3-1 to Lincoln

Our final Lincoln vs Reading prediction is a natural continuation of our first two free betting tips. We back Lincoln to win 3-1. This was the final scoreline in 2 of Reading’s last 3 away defeats. The Royals conceded at least 3 goals in 4 of their last 6 away matches. Lincoln’s last home win was a 3-1 triumph.

​​Lincoln vs Reading: What the fans think?

Lincoln fans appreciate openness of their club

Reading fans angry at train chaos

How far will Reading's fans travel to Lincoln?

For those away fans planning to make the trip, we advise an early start. Visiting the famous Lincoln Cathedral and trying to find the famous stone-carved Imp could be a great activity before kick-off time. 

By car or coach, the journey should take around 3 hours 35 minutes and the distance is 158 miles (254km).

Lincoln vs Reading: Tickets

The price varies only slightly for all who want admission to the LNER Stadium. The full price for adults is £24.00 to £25.00 depending on the Stand you want to be seated in. The price for the away tickets that had been allocated is £25.00 and our understanding is that there are still plenty of those available. 

Important note for Lincoln’s fans! All home tickets are digital but the holder still needs to print them at home and bring the physical printout with them to the stadium. 

Tickets will be on sale online until there is availability or right up until 3 pm on Saturday. 

​​​FAQs: Lincoln vs Reading

  • How many draws for Reading in away matches this season? None – 1 win and 8 defeats on the road for the Royals. 
  • Who is Lincoln’s top goalscorer? Daniel Mandroiu is the most productive Imps so far with his 4 league goals. 
  • Will was Reading’s last result? On Tuesday night Reading drew 1-1 at home vs Oxford Utd. 

Iskra Zecheva

For over 16 years now, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football and scouting, being among the main fields of her expertise. She has dined with kings, queens and some of the most famous sports figures of the past and the present. Iskra is also a member of the largest independent union of investigative journalists. She has minority ownership at several sports clubs and knows first-hand the pains of supporting a 'small-scale' football club.

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