Here are our three best tips if you fancy a flutter on Reading vs Birmingham City tomorrow afternoon.

George Puscas to score first – 9/2

It is clear that George Puscas is a player who thrives on confidence, as most strikers do. After scoring the penalty last weekend, he looked a different player.

The first goal looked almost as if it was a physical weight off his shoulders, he played with so much more energy and freedom to his game.

Coming into Saturday’s game, no Reading player will be more desperate to score than Puscas – as strange as that sounds. He’ll be eager to keep the confidence high ahead of the congested fixture period. I think 9/2 is very good value for Puscas to open the scoring.

Half with most goals – second – 11/10

So far this season, 60 per cent of Reading’s goals and 74 per cent of Birmingham’s goals have come after the break.

Simply put, the statistics suggest that it’s considerably more likely for the majority of the goals on Saturday will come in the second half, so the 11/10 odds could give you a good chance of more than doubling your money.

Reading to win and BTTS – 4/1

Reading have only kept a clean sheet in four games so far this season.

Birmingham on the other hand have failed to keep a clean sheet since October 22.

With Reading’s favourites for Saturday’s clash, 4/1 is good value for the Royals to come out on top in a game in which both sides get on the scoresheet.