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Reading will be at Vitality Stadium on Saturday for the Championship fixture with home team Bournemouth.
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Bournemouth will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-3 Championship success versus Birmingham City.
In that game, Bournemouth managed 62% possession and 20 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Bournemouth, the scorers were Arnaut Danjuma (9') and David Brooks (42', 50'). At the other end, Birmingham City had 15 shots at goal with 3 on target. Scott Hogan (55') was the scorer for Birmingham City.
Fewer than three goals per match were scored during 5 of the past 6 meetings where Bournemouth have been involved. Regarding the goal weighting in this period, their opponents scored a total of 5 while The Cherries managed a tally of 7.
Pre-game facts show that Bournemouth:
- haven't lost in the league to Reading in their last 7 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 5 home league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Stoke City in Championship competition, Reading and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Reading managed 69% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Stoke City got 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Tyrese Campbell (23'), Steven Fletcher (35') and Jacob Brown (95') scored for Stoke City.
Illustrating their bias toward productive matches, we’ve seen goals 21 times in the previous 6 games in which Reading have played, making it a mean average of 3.5 goals for each clash. Opposition teams have managed 11 of these goals. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, though.
Heading into this contest, Reading have not beaten Bournemouth when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings going back to 25/09/2001 tells us that these fixtures have been disappointments for Reading. They’ve not managed to get any wins whatsoever whereas Bournemouth have been superior, beating them in 83 per cent of those match-ups.
A total of 16 goals were produced between them in these games, with 12 from The Cherries and 4 belonging to The Royals. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league game between these clubs was Championship match day 43 on 14/04/2015 when the final score was Reading 0-1 Bournemouth.
In that match, Reading managed 41% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 on target.
At the other end, Bournemouth got 5 shots on goal with 2 on target. Callum Wilson (4') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Keith Stroud.
Team News: Bournemouth
Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash thanks to a completely injury-free group available to select from. Steve Cook cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Reading
Reading manager Veljko Paunović has to choose a team with limited availability. Liam Moore (Ankle Injury), Felipe Araruna (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) and John Swift (Hamstring Injury) will not be playing here.
We’re of the opinion that Bournemouth will most probably create the chances to score more than once when they play Reading, who may well find it hard getting on the scoresheet.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a fairly comfortable 2-0 winning score for Bournemouth by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vitality Stadium (11,364)
Captain: Steve Cook
Chairman: Jeff Mostyn
Manager: Jason Tindall
Competitions: Championship position 4
🔑 Star Player: David Brooks
Generally deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, David Brooks was born in Warrington, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Halifax in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Midfielder has netted 2 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 5 appearances.