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Reading vs Port Vale prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 13 January 2024

Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET

Venue: Select Car Leasing Stadium

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

​Reading vs Port Vale: Top free betting tips

Our Reading vs Port Vale prediction is for a tight game between two sides that struggle for consistency all season. Will either team be able to outsmart their opponents? 

The Royals remain in the relegation zone but this is mainly due to the two-point deductions they endured. The form of Reading has been decent lately, unbeaten in the last 6 rounds (W2 D4). Port Vale are enjoying mid-table comfort right now and they do enough to maintain it with their form in the last 7 rounds solid (W3 D2 L2). 

Correct outcome prediction: Draw

Our first Reading vs Port Vale prediction is that there will be no winner in this match. The Royals recorded 4 draws in just their last 6 league matches coming into this game. Port Vale are also no strangers to this outcome with 2 of their last 5 away games ending in draws. 

Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 goals

In general, the clashes between the teams tend to be low-scoring affairs. In only 1 of the last 7 H2Hs, there were more than 2 total goals scored. The same is valid for Port Vale’s away games this season. Only 1 of the last 5 away matches for the Valiants had more than 2 goals. This is why our second Reading vs Port Vale prediction is that the game will stay under 2.5 goals. 

​​Correct score prediction: 1-1 draw

With our final Reading vs Port Vale prediction, we combine the first two free betting tips we gave you to forecast a 1-1 final score. This was the exact result in all of Port Vale’s last 3 away draws. Also, 2 of Reading’s last 4 draws were 1-1 outcomes. 

Reading vs Port Vale: What the fans think

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How far will Port Vale’s fans travel to Reading?

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North Stand

Heading south on a freezing Saturday is always a good move for Port Vale’s fans. Still, the temperatures awaiting the travelling supporters in Berkshire will hardly be above freezing either so dressing warm is a must for those brave souls who embark on this journey. 

The driving distance between Stoke-on-Trent and Reading is 146 miles (235km) and with the road network that will have to be tackled not one of the better ones it will take close to 3 hours for the away fans to cover the distance just one way. 

​Reading vs Port Vale: Tickets

Port Vale have been allocated 1,014 tickets for this game. Depending on the stand chosen the price varies from £23.00 to £29.00 for adults, with generous discounts for seniors and youngsters in place. 

The price of a ticket for the home fans also varies from £23.00 to £29.00 and the Box Office will be open on Saturday up until kick-off, so subject to availability tickets can be purchased up until that time. 

​FAQs: Reading vs Port Vale

  • What was Reading’s last result? The Royals crashed out of the EFL Trophy on Wednesday after losing on penalties vs Brighton U21s, the match finished 0-0. 
  • What was Port Vale’s last result? The Valiants recorded a 3-3 home draw vs Charlton last weekend. 
  • What was the result the last time the sides met? Back in August, Port Vale won 1-0 at home vs Reading.