Reading have put together one of the most consistent runs of form over the autumn and winter period thus far and the reward has been to drop into the play off positions, where they now sit in 6th spot on 36 points, just 3 points behind Hull and Cardiff who both have 39.
With five wins in the last six matches, and just three defeats in the seventeen and only one loss in nine at home, a price of 1.73 for them to beat Ipswich on New Years Day looks generous.
Ipswich themselves have shown a small resurgence of form of late. After a run of seven consecutive defeats, they have gone three without loss now, with a couple o wins and a draw against Leicester on Boxing Day.
Reading have won the last three meetings between these side and with home advantage are expected to do so once again.