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Substitution

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90:00'

  • 90th min: Sam Gallagher is replaced by Che Adams.
  • This is the 6th time Sam Gallagher has been substituted this season in 11 starts. Overall, he has been substituted 21 times in 52 English Championship starts.
  • Che Adams comes on for the 6 time this season from his 6 appearances on the bench and overall has come off the bench 17 times in 22 appearances on the bench.

Substitution

Birmingham City shirt

86:00'

  • 86th min: Craig Gardner is replaced by Cheikh N'Doye.
  • This is the 4th time Craig Gardner has been substituted this season in 11 starts. Overall, he has been substituted 9 times in 30 English Championship starts.
  • Cheikh N'Doye has been named as a sub 5 times and started the match 19 times.

Discipline

Reading shirt

85:00'

  • Reading's John Swift is shown a yellow card in the 85th minute.
  • John Swift has received his 2nd yellow card this season, he now has 9 yellow cards in 2 English Championship seasons for Reading.
  • John Swift has received his 2nd yellow card this season, he now has 10 yellow cards in 4 English Championship seasons.
  • It's the 459th yellow card James Linington has handed out in the English Championship. (130 matches)
  • It's the 17th yellow card James Linington has shown to Reading in the English Championship. (13 matches)

75 minute.

75:00'

    • 6 of Reading's 29 goals (20.69%) have been scored in the last 10 minutes of the match, compared to 1 of 12 (8.33%) for Birmingham City.
    • Reading have conceded 12 goals in the last 10 minutes from a total of the 32 goals, averaging 37.5%, compared to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 season season average of 17.46%.

    Substitution

    Reading shirt

    74:00'

    • 74th min: Pelle Clement is replaced by Liam Kelly.
    • Pelle Clement has been substituted for the 3rd time, starting 4 times in this English Championship season.
    • Liam Kelly comes on for the 4 time this season from his 6 appearances on the bench and overall has come off the bench 11 times in 25 appearances on the bench.

    Substitution

    Birmingham City shirt

    72:00'

    • 72nd min: Jacques Maghoma is replaced by Emilio Nsue.
    • This is the 5th time Jacques Maghoma has been substituted this season in 13 starts. Overall, he has been substituted 52 times in 104 English Championship starts.
    • Emilio Nsue comes on for the 2nd time for Birmingham City this season from his 5 appearances on the bench and overall has come off the bench 2 times in 7 appearances on the bench for Birmingham City.
    • Emilio Nsue comes on for the 2 time this season from his 5 appearances on the bench and overall has come off the bench 19 times in 39 appearances on the bench.

    Substitution

    Reading shirt

    67:00'

    • 67th min: Sone Aluko is replaced by Garath McCleary.
    • This is the 9th time Sone Aluko has been substituted this season in 19 starts. Overall, he has been substituted 47 times in 97 English Championship starts.
    • Garath McCleary comes on for the 6th time for Reading this season from his 7 appearances on the bench and overall has come off the bench 33 times in 40 appearances on the bench for Reading.
    • Garath McCleary comes on for the 6 time this season from his 7 appearances on the bench and overall has come off the bench 93 times in 127 appearances on the bench.

    Assist

    Birmingham City shirt

    64:00'

    • Jeremie Boga gets his first assist of the match, on Sam Gallagher's 64th minute goal.
    • Jeremie Boga gets his first assist of the season.

    Goal

    Birmingham City shirt

    64:00'

    • Sam Gallagher scores his first goal vs Reading at Madejski Stadium in the 64th minute (0 - 2).
    • Sam Gallagher has scored 4 goals this season for Birmingham City.
    • In 3 English Championship seasons, Sam Gallagher has scored 15 goals (73 matches), this season he has scored 4 goals.(17 matches)
    • Birmingham City have never won a English Championship game when Sam Gallagher has scored – drawing 1 and loosing 2 of those 3 matches.
    • Best English Championship season for Sam Gallagher was 16/17 when he scored a total of 11 goals in 43 appearances.
    • Reading have conceded 2 goals on 7 occasions, never going on to concede a third. (last 10 English Championship matches)
    • Birmingham City have scored 2 goals on occasions, never going on to score a third. (last 10 English Championship matches)
    • In their last 14 English Championship meetings, Birmingham City have now scored 19 goals while Reading have scored 14.
    • When Birmingham City are leading 0-2 after 64 minutes, they have a 100% win record (W3,D0,L0) in 3 matches, on the road this is 100% (W2,D0,L0) in 2 away matches. (last 18 away matches)
    • When Birmingham City lead 2-0 after 64 minutes, they have won 3 out of 3 EC games by a 1 goal margin. (last 41 matches)
    • When Birmingham City lead 2-0 after 64 minutes, they have won 2 out of 2 EC away games by a 1 goal margin. (last 18 away matches)

    60 minute.

    60:00'

      • Birmingham City have conceded 5 goals in the last 10 minutes from a total of the 34 goals, averaging 14.71%, compared to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 season season average of 17.46%.
      • In the last 10 minutes of the match Reading have conceded 12 goals compared to the 5 by Birmingham City.
      • When Birmingham City are leading 0-1 after 60 minutes, they have a 63.64% win record (W7,D3,L1) in 11 matches, on the road this is 50% (W3,D3,L0) in 6 away matches. (last 18 away matches)
      • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 60 minutes, they have won 5 out of 11 EC games by a 1 goal margin. (last 41 matches)
      • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 60 minutes, they have won 3 out of 6 EC away games by a 1 goal margin. (last 18 away matches)
      • When Birmingham City 1-0 lead after 60 minutes, 5 out of their last 11 EC games have seen both teams score. (last 41 matches)
      • When Birmingham City 1-0 lead after 60 minutes, 4 out of their last 6 EC away games have seen both teams score. (last 18 away matches)
      • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 60 minutes, 4 of their last 11 EC games have seen one goal scored. (last 41 matches)
      • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 60 minutes, 4 of their last 11 EC games have seen 2 goals scored. (last 41 matches)
      • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 60 minutes, 3 out of 6 EC away games have seen 2 goals scored . (last 18 away matches)
      • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 60 minutes, 6 out of their last 11 EC games have seen them keep a clean sheet. (last 41 matches)
      • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 60 minutes, 2 out of their last 6 EC away games have seen them keep a clean sheet. (last 18 away matches)
      • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 60 minutes, 6 of 11 EC games have seen them win to nil. (last 41 matches)
      • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 60 minutes, 2 of 6 EC away games have seen them win to nil. (last 18 away matches)

      Substitution

      Reading shirt

      46:00'

      • 46th min: Joey van den Berg is replaced by Tyler Blackett.
      • This is the 5th time Joey van den Berg has been substituted this season in 20 starts. Overall, he has been substituted 12 times in 46 English Championship starts.
      • Tyler Blackett comes on for the 3rd time for Reading this season from his 12 appearances on the bench and overall has come off the bench 4 times in 17 appearances on the bench for Reading.
      • Tyler Blackett comes on for the 3 time this season from his 12 appearances on the bench and overall has come off the bench 6 times in 29 appearances on the bench.

      Half Time

      45:00'

        • When Birmingham City are leading at half time, they have a 40% win rate, with 2 wins out of the 5 times that they've led at half time.
        • When Reading are losing at half time, they have a 70% lose rate, with 7 matches lost out of the 10 times they have been behind at half time.
        • Reading have scored 21 of their 29 goals (72.41%) in the second half compared to Birmingham City who have scored 5 of their 12 (41.67%).
        • Reading have scored 14 of their 29 goals (48.28%) at home compared to Birmingham City who have scored 7 of their 12 (58.33%).
        • Reading have conceded 18 of their 32 goals (56.25%) in the second half compared to Birmingham City who have conceded 21 of their 34 (61.76%).
        • Reading have conceded 15 of their 32 goals (46.88%) at home compared to Birmingham City who have conceded 13 of their 34 (38.24%).
        • Of the 39 yellow cards Reading have collected, 22 (56.41%) have come in the second half of matches, compared with 30 of 41 (73.17%) for Birmingham City.
        • When Birmingham City are leading 0-1 after 45 minutes, they have a 53.85% win record (W7,D2,L4) in 13 matches, on the road this is 40% (W2,D2,L1) in 5 away matches. (last 18 away matches)
        • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 45 minutes, they have won 5 out of 13 EC games by a 1 goal margin. (last 41 matches)
        • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 45 minutes, they have won 2 out of 5 EC away games by a 1 goal margin. (last 18 away matches)
        • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 45 minutes, they have lost 3 out of 13 EC games by a 2 goal margin. (last 41 matches)
        • When Birmingham City 1-0 lead after 45 minutes, 8 out of their last 13 EC games have seen both teams score. (last 41 matches)
        • When Birmingham City 1-0 lead after 45 minutes, 4 out of their last 5 EC away games have seen both teams score. (last 18 away matches)
        • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 45 minutes, 4 of their last 13 EC games have seen 3 goals scored. (last 41 matches)
        • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 45 minutes, 2 out of 5 EC away games have seen 3 goals scored . (last 18 away matches)
        • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 45 minutes, 2 out of 5 EC away games have seen 2 goals scored . (last 18 away matches)
        • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 45 minutes, 5 out of their last 13 EC games have seen them keep a clean sheet. (last 41 matches)
        • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 45 minutes, 1 out of their last 5 EC away games have seen them keep a clean sheet. (last 18 away matches)
        • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 45 minutes, 5 of 13 EC games have seen them win to nil. (last 41 matches)
        • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 45 minutes, 1 of 5 EC away games have seen them win to nil. (last 18 away matches)

        30 minute.

        30:00'

          • When Birmingham City are leading 0-1 after 30 minutes, they have a 58.33% win record (W7,D2,L3) in 12 matches, on the road this is 50% (W3,D2,L1) in 6 away matches. (last 18 away matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 30 minutes, they have won 5 out of 12 EC games by a 1 goal margin. (last 41 matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 30 minutes, they have won 3 out of 6 EC away games by a 1 goal margin. (last 18 away matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 30 minutes, they have lost 2 out of 12 EC games by a 2 goal margin. (last 41 matches)
          • When Birmingham City 1-0 lead after 30 minutes, 8 out of their last 12 EC games have seen both teams score. (last 41 matches)
          • When Birmingham City 1-0 lead after 30 minutes, 5 out of their last 6 EC away games have seen both teams score. (last 18 away matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 30 minutes, 4 of their last 12 EC games have seen 3 goals scored. (last 41 matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 30 minutes, 3 out of 6 EC away games have seen 3 goals scored . (last 18 away matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 30 minutes, 4 out of their last 12 EC games have seen them keep a clean sheet. (last 41 matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 30 minutes, 1 out of their last 6 EC away games have seen them keep a clean sheet. (last 18 away matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 30 minutes, 4 of 12 EC games have seen them win to nil. (last 41 matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 30 minutes, 1 of 6 EC away games have seen them win to nil. (last 18 away matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 30 minutes, 3 of last 5 (60%) EC games have gone over 2.5.
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 30 minutes, 3 of last 5 (60%) EC away games have gone over 2.5.

          Goal

          Birmingham City shirt

          24:00'

          • Jacques Maghoma has scored the opening goal of the match vs Reading at Madejski Stadium in the 24th minute (0 - 1).
          • In 3 English Championship seasons, Jacques Maghoma has scored 11 goals (87 matches) for Birmingham City, this season he has scored 3 goals in 20 matches.
          • Jacques Maghoma has scored 3 goals this season (20 matches), he now has 13 goals in 5 English Championship seasons.(144 matches)
          • Birmingham City have won 7, drawn 1 and lost 2 of the 10 English Championship matches in which Jacques Maghoma has scored.
          • Birmingham City have never drawn a English Championship game when Jacques Maghoma has scored first – wining 3 and loosing 1 of those 4 matches.
          • Reading go on to concede a second goal 87.5% of the time after conceding one goal. They have conceded one goal in 8 of their last 10 English Championship matches and gone on to concede again 7 times.
          • Birmingham City have scored 1 goal on 4 occasions, never going on to score a second. (last 10 English Championship matches)
          • In their last 14 English Championship meetings, Birmingham City have now scored 18 goals while Reading have scored 14.
          • Reading have conceded the first goal on 13 occasions, the most common result is a 0-2 defeat which has happened 5 times. (last 24 matches)
          • When Birmingham City score first they have a 37.5% (3/8) win rate (W3,D3,L2). On the road this is 0% (0/4) (W0,D3,L1). (last 23 matches)
          • Birmingham City have scored the first goal on 8 occasions, the most common result is a 1-0 win which has happened 3 times or a 1-1 draw which has happened 3 times. (last 23 matches)
          • Birmingham City have scored the first goal on 4 occasions, the most common result is a 1-1 draw which has happened 3 times. (last 11 matches)
          • When Birmingham City are leading 0-1 after 24 minutes, they have a 63.64% win record (W7,D2,L2) in 11 matches, on the road this is 60% (W3,D2,L0) in 5 away matches. (last 18 away matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 24 minutes, they have won 5 out of 11 EC games by a 1 goal margin. (last 41 matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 24 minutes, they have won 3 out of 5 EC away games by a 1 goal margin. (last 18 away matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 24 minutes, they have lost 2 out of 11 EC games by a 2 goal margin. (last 41 matches)
          • When Birmingham City 1-0 lead after 24 minutes, 7 out of their last 11 EC games have seen both teams score. (last 41 matches)
          • When Birmingham City 1-0 lead after 24 minutes, 4 out of their last 5 EC away games have seen both teams score. (last 18 away matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 24 minutes, 3 of their last 11 EC games have seen one goal scored. (last 41 matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 24 minutes, 3 of their last 11 EC games have seen 3 goals scored. (last 41 matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 24 minutes, 2 out of 5 EC away games have seen 3 goals scored . (last 18 away matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 24 minutes, 2 out of 5 EC away games have seen 2 goals scored . (last 18 away matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 24 minutes, 4 out of their last 11 EC games have seen them keep a clean sheet. (last 41 matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 24 minutes, 1 out of their last 5 EC away games have seen them keep a clean sheet. (last 18 away matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 24 minutes, 4 of 11 EC games have seen them win to nil. (last 41 matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 24 minutes, 1 of 5 EC away games have seen them win to nil. (last 18 away matches)
          • When Birmingham City lead 1-0 after 24 minutes, 3 of last 5 (60%) EC games have gone over 2.5.

          15 minute.

          15:00'

            • Birmingham City have scored 33.33% (4 of the 12 goals) in the middle of the first half, which compares to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 season average of 14.49%.
            • Reading have conceded 30% (9 of the 30 goals) in the middle of the first half, which compares to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 season average of 14.49%.
            • When Reading are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, they have a 86.96% win record (W20,D1,L2) in 23 matches, at home this is 92.86% (W13,D1,L0) in 14 home matches. (last 25 home matches)
            • In the 23 out of 36 matches Reading had been drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, the most common result is a 1-0 win which has happened 8 times. (last 40 matches)
            • In the 14 out of 21 home matches Reading had been drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, the most common result is a 2-1 win which has happened 5 times. (last 25 home matches)
            • When Reading are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, they have won 15 out of 23 EC games by a 1 goal margin. (last 40 matches)
            • When Reading are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes at home, they have won 10 out of 14 EC games by a 1 goal margin. (last 25 home matches)
            • When Reading are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, they have lost 2 out of 23 EC games by a 1 goal margin. (last 40 matches)
            • When Reading are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, 10 out of 23 EC games have seen them score one goal. (last 40 matches)
            • When Reading are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes at home, 5 out of 14 EC games have seen them score one goal. (last 40 matches)
            • When Reading are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes at home, 5 out of 14 EC games have seen them score 2 goals. (last 40 matches)
            • In the 27 out of 35 matches Birmingham City had been drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, the most common result is a 1-0 win which has happened 7 times or a 1-1 draw which has happened 8 times. (last 41 matches)
            • In the 13 out of 17 away matches Birmingham City had been drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, the most common result is a 1-1 draw which has happened 8 times. (last 18 away matches)
            • When Birmingham City are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, they have won 9 out of 27 EC games by a 1 goal margin. (last 41 matches)
            • When Birmingham City are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, they have won 3 out of 13 EC away games by a 1 goal margin. (last 18 away matches)
            • When Birmingham City are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, they have lost 4 out of 27 EC games by a 2 goal margin. (last 41 matches)
            • When Birmingham City are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, they have lost 4 out of 27 EC games by a 1 goal margin. (last 41 matches)
            • When Birmingham City are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, they have lost 2 out of 13 EC away games by a 1 goal margin. (last 18 away matches)
            • When Birmingham City are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, 20 out of 27 EC games have seen them score one goal. (last 41 matches)
            • When Birmingham City are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, 11 out of 13 EC away games have seen them score one goal. (last 41 matches)
            • When Birmingham City are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, 3 of 27 EC games have seen them lose to nil. (last 41 matches)
            • When Birmingham City are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, 1 of 13 EC away games have seen them lose to nil. (last 18 away matches)
            • When Reading are drawing 0-0 after 15 minutes, 11 of last 21 (52.38%) EC home games have gone over 2.5.

            Kick Off

            0:00'

              • With 15 goals Leon Clarke (Sheffield United, Forward) is the leading scorer in this Sky Bet Championship 17/18 season.
              • The leading top scorer for Reading in this Sky Bet Championship 17/18 season is Modou Barrow (Forward) having 7 goals.
              • Sam Gallagher (Forward) is the leading scorer for Birmingham City in this Sky Bet Championship 17/18 season having 3 goals.
              • Reading have scored 17.24% of their goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches, 5 of 29 goals, compared to 8.33% for Birmingham City, 1 of 12.
              • 3 of the 32 goals 9.38% Reading have conceded, have come in the first 15 minutes, compared to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 season average of 13.07%.
              • 7 of the 34 goals 20.59% Birmingham City have conceded, have come in the first 15 minutes, compared to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 season average of 13.07%.
              • Reading have conceded 9.38% of their goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches, 3 of 32 goals, compared to 20.59% for Birmingham City, 7 of 34.

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              • Reading's English Championship starting XI averages 27 years and 1 days, with the youngest player in the line up Pelle Clement at 21 years and 227 days, compared to the oldest Yann Kermorgant at 36 years and 54 days.
              • Reading's starting line up has players from 9 different countries, England lead the way with 2 players, followed by Netherlands with 2.
              • Birmingham City's English Championship starting XI averages 27 years and 146 days, with the youngest player in the line up Jeremie Boga at 20 years and 365 days, compared to the oldest David Stockdale at 32 years and 103 days.
              • Birmingham City's starting line up has players from 4 different countries, England lead the way with 7 players, followed by France with 2.
              • 24th placed Birmingham City are away against 18th placed Reading with 10 points between the two sides.
              • Wolverhampton Wanderers are leading the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 having 61 points, from 19 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats.
              • Reading have scored 29 goals in 24 matches this Sky Bet Championship 17/18 at an average of 1.21 goals in a match, compared to the competition average of 1.28.
              • Sky Bet Championship 17/18 matches involving Reading have seen 61 goals at an average of 2.54 goals in a match, compared to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 average of 2.56.
              • Reading are 18th place in the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 having 27 points, from 7 wins, 6 draws and 11 defeats.
              • Birmingham City have scored 12 goals in 23 matches this Sky Bet Championship 17/18 at an average of 0.52 goals in a match, compared to the competition average of 1.28.
              • Sky Bet Championship 17/18 matches involving Birmingham City have seen 46 goals at an average of 2 goals in a match, compared to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 average of 2.56.
              • Birmingham City are 24th place in the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 having 17 points, from 4 wins, 5 draws and 14 defeats.
              • At home Reading have scored 14 goals in 12 matches at an average of 1.17 goals in a match, compared to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 average of 1.43.
              • At home Reading have seen 29 goals scored averaging 2.42 goals in a match, compared to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 average of 2.56.
              • At Madejski Stadium Reading have taken 13 points, from 3 wins, 4 draws and 5 defeats.
              • On the road Birmingham City have scored 5 goals in 11 matches at an average of 0.45 goals in a match, compared to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 average of 1.13.
              • On the road Birmingham City have seen 26 goals scored averaging 2.36 goals in a match, compared to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 average of 2.56.
              • On the road Birmingham City have taken 3 points, from none wins, 3 draws and 8 defeats.
              • Reading have played 392 English Championship matches, winning 163, drawing 102 and losing 127.
              • Birmingham City have played 345 English Championship matches, winning 118, drawing 106 and losing 121.
              • Jaap Stam has managed 70 English Championship matches, winning 33, drawing 13 and losing 24.
              • In the 70 English Championship matches Jaap Stam`s team has scored 97 goals averaging 1.39 goals a match compared to the competition average of 1.29
              • In the 70 English Championship matches Jaap Stam`s team has conceded 96 goals averaging 1.37 goals a match compared to the competition average of 1.29
              • Jaap Stam has managed 70 English Championship games and averaged 1.6 points per match and is 27th in the list of English Championship managers.
              • Jaap Stam has won 33 matches out of 70 English Championship matches, a win ratio of 47.14% which ranks 28th in the list of English Championship managers.
              • Steve Cotterill has managed 144 English Championship matches, winning 39, drawing 40 and losing 65.
              • In the 144 English Championship matches Steve Cotterill`s team has scored 149 goals averaging 1.03 goals a match compared to the competition average of 1.29
              • In the 144 English Championship matches Steve Cotterill`s team has conceded 196 goals averaging 1.36 goals a match compared to the competition average of 1.29
              • Steve Cotterill has managed 144 English Championship games and averaged 1.09 points per match and is 118th in the list of English Championship managers.
              • Steve Cotterill has won 39 matches out of 144 English Championship matches, a win ratio of 27.08% which ranks 20th in the list of English Championship managers.
              • Reading have scored 553 goals in 392 English Championship matches averaging 1.41 goals a match compared to the competition average of 1.29.
              • Birmingham City have scored 417 goals in 345 English Championship matches averaging 1.21 goals a match compared to the competition average of 1.29.
              • Reading have conceded 475 goals in 392 English Championship matches averaging 1.21 goals a match compared to the competition average of 1.29.
              • Birmingham City have conceded 442 goals in 345 English Championship matches averaging 1.28 goals a match compared to the competition average of 1.29.
              • There have been 773 goals in the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 season averaging 32.21 per team, with Reading scoring 29 ranking 15th place and with Birmingham City scoring 12 ranking 24th place.
              • There have been 773 goals in the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 55.76% at home and 44.24% on the road, with Reading scoring 14 (48.28%) at home and Birmingham City scoring 5 (41.67%) on the road.
              • There have been 773 goals in the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 season averaging 32.21 per team, with Reading conceding 32, ranking 12th place and Birmingham City conceding 34, ranking 15th place.
              • There have been 773 goals in the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 44.24% at home and 55.76% on the road, with Reading, conceding 15 (46.88%) at home and Birmingham City, conceding 21 (61.76%) on the road.
              • The most players booked for Sky Bet Championship 17/18 are Ben Pearson (Preston North End, Midfielder), Marlon Pack (Bristol City, Midfielder), Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest, Midfielder) & Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers, Midfielder) having 9 yellow cards each.
              • The most players booked for Reading this Sky Bet Championship 17/18 are Leandro Bacuna (Midfielder), Joey van den Berg (Midfielder) & Paul McShane (Defender) having 5 yellow cards each.
              • The most player booked for Birmingham City this Sky Bet Championship 17/18 is Maikel Kieftenbeld (Midfielder) having 6 yellow cards.
              • There have been 1056 yellow cards in the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 44.13% at home and 55.87% on the road, with Reading's players booked 15 times (44.13%) at home and with Birmingham City's players being booked 23 times (55.87%) on the road.
              • Modou Barrow(Forward) is averaging a goal every 224 minutes which ranks 23rd in this Sky Bet Championship 17/18, 7 goals in 1567 minutes.
              • Modou Barrow (Forward) has scored 7 goals, he is 16th in the leading goals table this Sky Bet Championship 17/18.
              • Modou Barrow (Forward) has scored all of his 7 English Championship goals this season with his left foot. He is currently 16th in the leading goals scorers of this Sky Bet Championship 17/18.
              • Reading have had 95 shots against on target from 189 shots, a shot on target ratio of 50.26%, which compares to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 average of 44.02%.
              • Birmingham City have had 102 shots against on target from 235 shots, a shot on target ratio of 43.4%, which compares to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 average of 44.02%.
              • Reading have had 80 shots on target from 198 shots, a shot on target ratio of 40.4%, which compares to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 average of 44.02%.
              • Birmingham City have had 64 shots on target from 186 shots, a shot on target ratio of 34.41%, which compares to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 average of 44.02%.
              • Reading have conceded 271 fouls and had 39 yellow cards, compared to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 average of (14.28%) 7397 fouls / 1056 yellow cards, which gives them a yellow cards/fouls conceded ratio of 14.39%.
              • Birmingham City have conceded 282 fouls and had 41 yellow cards, compared to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 average of (14.28%) 7397 fouls / 1056 yellow cards, which gives them a yellow cards/fouls conceded ratio of 14.54%.
              • James Linington has refereed 129 times in the English Championship and issued 458 yellow cards, that's an average of 3.55 per match.
              • James Linington has refereed 129 matches in the English Championship and issued 19 red cards.
              • James Linington has refereed 129 matches in the English Championship and awarded 36 penalties, that's an penalty every 3.58 matches.
              • James Linington has refereed 129 matches in the English Championship and awarded 36 penalties, 21 to the home side and 15 to the away side.
              • James Linington has refereed 129 matches in the English Championship and awarded 36 penalties, 36 have been for fouls and none for handball.
              • This is the first time James Linington has refereed this fixture in the English Championship.
              • James Linington has refereed Reading 13 times in the English Championship and issued 1 red card.
              • James Linington has refereed Reading 13 times in the English Championship and awarded 4 penalties.
              • Of the 13 matches James Linington has refereed Reading in the English Championship, they have won 7, lost 4 and drawn 2.
              • Of the 5 matches James Linington has refereed Birmingham City in the English Championship, they have won 1, lost 1 and drawn 3.
              • James Linington has refereed Reading 13 times in the English Championship and shown them 16 (1.23) yellow cards compared to their opponents 26 (2).
              • James Linington has refereed Reading 13 times in the English Championship and shown them 1 (0.08) red cards compared to their opponents 1 (0.08).
              • James Linington has refereed Reading 13 times in the English Championship and awarded them 4 (0.31) penalties compared to their opponents 4 (4).
              • James Linington has refereed Birmingham City 5 times in the English Championship and shown them 8 (1.6) yellow cards compared to their opponents 10 (0.5).
              • James Linington has given out 60 yellow cards this season averaging 3.33 per match, compared to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 average of 3.5.
              • James Linington has given 55% of his 60 yellow cards to the away team compared to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 average of 55.87%.
              • James Linington has given out 38 (63.33%) of his yellow cards in the second half compared to the Sky Bet Championship 17/18 average of 68.94%
              • James Linington is refereeing his 130th match in the English Championship and 19th this season.
              • James Linington has awarded 467 fouls in 18 matches in this Sky Bet Championship 17/18 at an average off 25.94 a match compared to the competition average of 24.49.
              • Of the 467 fouls awarded by referee James Linington, 234 (50.11%) have been to the home side and 233 (49.89%) to the away side.
              • The last time the two sides met in the English Championship was on the 26 August 2017, it ended Birmingham City none – Reading 2.
              • In the last 13 matches between the two teams, Reading have won 6, Birmingham City have won 6 and 1 have been drawn.
              • In the last 13 English Championship matches between the sides, Reading have scored 14 goals while Birmingham City have managed 17 goals.
              • In the last 13 English Championship matches between the sides, Reading players have been been yellow carded 17 times, Birmingham City have seen 17 yellow cards.
              • Jaap Stam's record in the English Championship is W33 D13 L24 with 97 goals for and 96 against.
              • Steve Cotterill's record in the English Championship is W28 D28 L47 with 108 goals for and 144 against.
              • Steve Cotterill's record in the English Championship for Birmingham City is W2 D3 L7 with 5 goals for and 15 against.
              • Last time when Birmingham City won against Reading in the English Championship was on 9 April 2016 on the road ending none - 2, they played 3 games between them without having a win.
              • In their 13 English Championship matches between the two teams Reading kept 5 clean sheets and Birmingham City kept 4.
              • In their last 10 English Championship matches between the two teams Reading kept 4 clean sheets and Birmingham City kept 4.
              • Reading and Birmingham City have meet 13 times in the English Championship and produced 31 goals at an average of 2.38 per match.
              • Reading and Birmingham City produced 23 goals in their last 10 English Championship matches, at an average of 2.3 per match.
              • Reading last clean sheet was on 28 November 2017 against Barnsley, they played 5 games with no clean sheet in the English Championship.
              • Last time when Reading ended in a win in the English Championship was at home on 2 December 2017 vs Sunderland ending 1 - 3, they played 4 games without winning a match.
              • Birmingham City last clean sheet was on 18 November 2017 against Nottingham Forest, they played 6 games with no clean sheet in the English Championship.
              • Last time when Birmingham City ended in a win in the English Championship was at home on 18 November 2017 vs Nottingham Forest ending 1 - 0, they played 6 games without winning a match.
              • David Cotterill (Midfielder) has made 271 English Championship appearances. He has taken 10 penalties, scored 9 and 1 was missed.
              • Garath McCleary (Midfielder) has made 256 English Championship appearances. He has taken 7 penalties, scored 5 and 2 were missed.
              • Lukasz Jutkiewicz (Forward) has made 218 English Championship appearances. He has taken 9 penalties, scored 6 and 3 were missed.
              • David Stockdale (Goalkeeper) has made 209 English Championship appearances. He has faced 23 penalties, saved 5 and 2 were missed.
              • Tomasz Kuszczak (Goalkeeper) has made 200 English Championship appearances. He has faced 21 penalties and saved 2.
              • Yann Kermorgant (Forward) has made 197 English Championship appearances. He has taken 13 penalties, scored 10 and 3 were missed.
              • Jota (Midfielder) has made 85 English Championship appearances. He has taken 3 penalties, scored 2 and 1 was missed.
              • Vito Mannone (Goalkeeper) has made 54 English Championship appearances. He has faced 7 penalties and saved 2.
              • Chris Gunter (Defender) has made 350 English Championship appearances, he has scored 3 goals, assisted 15 times and been shown 43 yellow cards.
              • David Cotterill (Midfielder) has made 271 English Championship appearances, he has scored 32 goals, assisted 38 times and been shown 33 yellow cards.
              • Garath McCleary (Midfielder) has made 256 English Championship appearances, he has scored 31 goals, assisted 37 times, been shown 28 yellow cards and sent off 2 times.
              • Michael Morrison (Defender) has made 251 English Championship appearances, he has scored 10 goals, assisted 10 times and been shown 31 yellow cards.
              • Stephen Quinn (Midfielder) has made 219 English Championship appearances, he has scored 18 goals, assisted 17 times, been shown 25 yellow cards and sent off 2 times.
              • Lukasz Jutkiewicz (Forward) has made 218 English Championship appearances, he has scored 48 goals, assisted 16 times and been shown 5 yellow cards.
              • Paul Robinson (Defender) has made 210 English Championship appearances, he has scored 4 goals, assisted 13 times, been shown 47 yellow cards and sent off 4 times.
              • David Edwards (Midfielder) has made 210 English Championship appearances, he has scored 30 goals, assisted 10 times and been shown 21 yellow cards.
              • David Stockdale (Goalkeeper) has made 209 English Championship appearances, has 1 assist and been shown 11 yellow cards.
              • Tomasz Kuszczak (Goalkeeper) has made 200 English Championship appearances and been shown 5 yellow cards.
              • Yann Kermorgant (Forward) has made 197 English Championship appearances, he has scored 63 goals, assisted 28 times, been shown 22 yellow cards and sent off 2 times.
              • Jonathan Grounds (Defender) has made 192 English Championship appearances, he has scored 8 goals, assisted 6 times and been shown 29 yellow cards.
              • David Davis (Midfielder) has made 167 English Championship appearances, he has scored 8 goals, assisted 3 times and been shown 34 yellow cards.
              • Paul McShane (Defender) has made 153 English Championship appearances, he has scored 6 goals, assisted 1 time, been shown 23 yellow cards and sent off 1 time.
              • Jason Lowe (Midfielder) has made 143 English Championship appearances, he has scored 1 goal, assisted 7 times and been shown 30 yellow cards.
              • Jacques Maghoma (Midfielder) has made 143 English Championship appearances, he has scored 12 goals, assisted 12 times and been shown 13 yellow cards.
              • Jordan Obita (Midfielder) has made 142 English Championship appearances, he has scored 3 goals, assisted 16 times and been shown 31 yellow cards.
              • Harlee Dean (Defender) has made 136 English Championship appearances, he has scored 4 goals, assisted 5 times, been shown 28 yellow cards and sent off 3 times.
              • Liam Moore (Defender) has made 123 English Championship appearances, he has scored 5 goals, assisted 4 times and been shown 17 yellow cards.
              • Stephen Gleeson (Midfielder) has made 116 English Championship appearances, he has scored 6 goals, assisted 8 times, been shown 19 yellow cards and sent off 1 time.
              • Sone Aluko (Forward) has made 116 English Championship appearances, he has scored 20 goals, assisted 17 times and been shown 8 yellow cards.
              • Emilio Nsue (Forward) has made 99 English Championship appearances, he has scored 4 goals, assisted 5 times and been shown 6 yellow cards.
              • Maikel Kieftenbeld (Midfielder) has made 96 English Championship appearances, he has scored 4 goals, assisted 1 time, been shown 23 yellow cards and sent off 1 time.
              • Callum Harriott (Midfielder) has made 94 English Championship appearances, he has scored 12 goals, assisted 5 times, been shown 9 yellow cards and sent off 1 time.
              • Jota (Midfielder) has made 85 English Championship appearances, he has scored 23 goals, assisted 10 times and been shown 7 yellow cards.
              • Diego Fabbrini (Forward) has made 83 English Championship appearances, he has scored 6 goals, assisted 4 times and been shown 8 yellow cards.
              • Robert Tesche (Midfielder) has made 82 English Championship appearances, he has scored 5 goals, assisted 4 times and been shown 14 yellow cards.
              • John Swift (Midfielder) has made 77 English Championship appearances, he has scored 17 goals, assisted 9 times and been shown 9 yellow cards.
              • Maxime Colin (Defender) has made 75 English Championship appearances, he has scored 5 goals, assisted 3 times and been shown 11 yellow cards.
              • Sam Gallagher (Forward) has made 72 English Championship appearances, he has scored 14 goals, assisted 3 times and been shown 7 yellow cards.
              • Andrew Shinnie (Midfielder) has made 70 English Championship appearances, he has scored 4 goals, assisted 6 times and been shown 5 yellow cards.
              • Tyler Blackett (Defender) has made 62 English Championship appearances, has 5 assists and been shown 6 yellow cards.
              • Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (Forward) has made 59 English Championship appearances, he has scored 6 goals, assisted 3 times and been shown 4 yellow cards.
              • Roy Beerens (Midfielder) has made 56 English Championship appearances, he has scored 8 goals, assisted 2 times and been shown 2 yellow cards.
              • Marc Roberts (Defender) has made 55 English Championship appearances, he has scored 4 goals, assisted 3 times, been shown 7 yellow cards and sent off 1 time.
              • Vito Mannone (Goalkeeper) has made 54 English Championship appearances and been shown 1 yellow card.

              Pre-match Betting Stats

              • Reading have scored most of their 29 goals in the middle third of the second half with 7 (24.14%) and in the final 15 minutes of the match with 9 (31.03%).
              • Reading have scored the fewest of their 29 goals in the middle third of the first half with 2 (6.9%) and in the 15 minutes before half time with 1 (3.45%).
              • Reading have conceded most of their 29 goals in the middle third of the first half with 9 (31.03%) and in the final 15 minutes of the match with 13 (44.83%).
              • Reading have conceded the fewest of their 29 goals in the 15 minutes before half time with 2 (6.9%) and in the opening 15 minutes of the second half with 2 (6.9%).
              • 7 of Reading's last 12 English Championship home games have seen both teams score.
              • Reading have won 4 of their last 24 English Championship games by a 2 goal margin.
              • Reading have lost 6 of their last 24 English Championship games by a 1 goal margin.
              • 8 of Reading's last 24 English Championship games have seen them score no goals.
              • 8 of Reading's last 24 English Championship games have seen them score one goal.
              • 9 of Reading's last 24 English Championship games have seen 2 goals scored.
              • 4 of Reading's last 12 English Championship home games have seen 3 goals scored.
              • 4 of Reading's last 12 English Championship home games have seen 2 goals scored.
              • 7 of Reading's last 24 English Championship games have seen them lose to nil.
              • 3 of Reading's last 24 English Championship games have seen them win to nil.
              • 7 of Reading's last 12 English Championship games have seen them lose to nil.
              • Birmingham City have scored most of their 12 goals in the middle third of the first half with 4 (33.33%) and in the final 15 minutes of the match with 2 (16.67%).
              • Birmingham City have scored the fewest of their 12 goals in the first 15 minutes with 1 (8.33%) and in the opening 15 minutes of the second half with 1 (8.33%).
              • Birmingham City have conceded most of their 34 goals in the final 30 minutes of the match with 15 (44.12%)..
              • Birmingham City have conceded the fewest of their 12 goals in the middle third of the first half with 4 (33.33%) and in the 15 minutes before half time with 2 (16.67%).
              • 8 of Birmingham City's last 23 English Championship games have seen both teams score.
              • Birmingham City have won 4 of their last 23 English Championship games by a 1 goal margin.
              • Birmingham City have lost 8 of their last 23 English Championship games by a 2 goal margin.
              • Birmingham City have lost 4 of their last 11 English Championship away games by a 2 goal margin.
              • 12 of Birmingham City's last 23 English Championship games have seen them score no goals.
              • 6 of Birmingham City's last 11 English Championship away games have seen them score no goals.
              • 10 of Birmingham City's last 23 English Championship games have seen 2 goals scored.
              • 7 of Birmingham City's last 11 English Championship away games have seen 2 goals scored.
              • 5 of Birmingham City's last 23 English Championship games have seen them keep a clean sheet.
              • 10 of Birmingham City's last 23 English Championship games have seen them lose to nil.
              • 3 of Birmingham City's last 23 English Championship games have seen them win to nil.
              • 10 of Birmingham City's last 11 English Championship games have seen them lose to nil.
              • 6 of Birmingham City's last 11 English Championship away games have seen them lose to nil.