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Reading vs Exeter prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 01 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 Exeter: Top free betting tips

Our Reading vs Exeter prediction is for a nervy match between two teams under serious pressure. Will the new year start in a winning fashion for either of these teams? 

Reading and Exeter enter 2024 sitting right next to each other in the standings. The Royals remain inside the relegation zone but they are only 3 points behind the Grecians. This makes the coming first test of 2024 huge for both teams. 

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​Total goal prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Exeter saw all of their last 6 matches stay under 2.5 goals. There were no more than 2 goals scored in 3 of Reading’s last 4 home games too. This is why our first Reading vs Exeter prediction is for the game to stay under 2.5 goals. 

Correct outcome prediction: Draw

Our next Reading vs Exeter prediction backs the draw as the most likely outcome. The Royals come into this match unbeaten in 5, but 4 of those 5 games produced only draws. The Grecians also record plenty of draws – 3 in their last 6 league outings. 

​​Correct score prediction: 1-1 draw

With our final Reading vs Exeter prediction, we combine the first two free betting tips to give you our view on the likely correct score. We think the game could easily finish in a 1-1 draw. This was the result in 2 of Reading’s last 5 matches. Also, 3 of Reading’s last 5 draws were 1-1 outcomes. 

Reading vs Exeter: What the fans think

Reading fans look back at a difficult year

​Exeter fans pay respects to an ex-player

How far will Exeter’s fans travel to Reading?

The fans of the Grecians will hope the worst of storm Hank to have blown over come Monday. Also, all away supporters need to be smart with their party exploits the night before if they want to wake up on time and make it to the stadium on time. 

The driving distance between Reading and Exeter is 160 miles (257km) and it should take around 3 hours to cover this distance for any away fans. 

​Reading vs Exeter: Tickets

The price of a ticket varies from £25.00 to £36.00 depending on which stand it is. There are plenty of tickets still available for both home and away fans but at the time of writing the only option left to buy your tickets is on the day of the game from a Ticket Office. 

Exeter fans have bought 1,167 tickets already but the rest of their allocation will be up for sale, all priced at £29.00 each for adults, on matchday from the Away Ticket Office located between gates 9 and 10. 

​FAQs: Reading vs Exeter

  • What was Exeter’s last result? The Grecians drew 0-0 at home vs leaders Portsmouth on Friday. 
  • What was Reading’s last result? The Royals drew 2-2 away vs Cheltenham on Friday. 
  • What was the result the last time the sides met? Back in September in an EFL Trophy match, Reading beat Exeter 9-0.

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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