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Cheltenham vs Reading prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 29 December 2023

Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET

Venue: Completely-Suzuki 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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​Cheltenham vs Reading: Top free betting tips

Our Cheltenham vs Reading prediction is for a nervy match that is likely to finish without a winner. Can either team secure a massive victory? 

The two teams find themselves level on points and inside the relegation zone heading into their last match of the calendar year. Both sides have shown improved form in recent weeks and they both will be hopeful that a win will be enough to lift them out of the bottom 4 for the start of the new year. 

​Total goal prediction: Even

Our first Cheltenham vs Reading prediction is for an even number of total goals to be scored. All of Reading’s last 6 matches produced an even amount of goals. Also, 4 of Cheltenham’s last 5 home games had an even amount of goals scored in them. 

Both teams to score prediction: Yes

Our next Cheltenham vs Reading prediction backs both struggling teams to find the back of the net. In 4 of Reading’s last 5 matches, this was the outcome. Also, Cheltenham were involved in matches in which both sides scored in 6 of their last 9 outings. 

​​Correct score prediction: 1-1 draw

With our final Cheltenham vs Reading prediction we follow the logic from the previous tips as we predict the correct score. We think this game is very likely to finish in a 1-1 draw. 

Cheltenham saw this 1-1 result registered in 4 of their last 5 home draws. Also, 2 of Reading’s last 4 matches ended in 1-1 draws. 

Cheltenham vs Reading: What the fans think

​Cheltenham fans rally for big support

Reading fans remember the last trip to Cheltenham

How far will Reading’s fans travel to Cheltenham?

The fans of the Royals that decide to travel for this match might need to leave work early on Friday to make it on time for kick-off but they still need to remain careful on the roads and avoid any needless speeding. 

The driving distance between Reading and Cheltenham is only 72 miles (116km) and with the road network being good it shouldn’t take more than 1 hour and 30 minutes to cover this distance for any away fans. 

​Cheltenham vs Reading: Tickets

The price of a ticket varies from £18.00 to £26.00 depending on which stand it is. Our understanding is that all of the standing tickets, the cheapest option out there, have been sold out already but there are tickets still readily available for the other stands. 

The away fans will be located at the Hazlewoods Stand. The price for their tickets is set at £26.00, or £28.00 on the day of the game. The Royals will take any unsold tickets to the stadium and they can be purchased at the gate. 

​FAQs: Cheltenham vs Reading

  • What was Cheltenham’s last result? The Robins beat Shrewsbury 2-0 at home on Boxing Day. 
  • What was Reading’s last result? The Royals drew 2-2 away vs Peterborough on Boxing Day. 
  • What was the result the last time the sides met? Back in August was the first-ever meeting between the teams. Reading won 1-0 at home.