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The Championship meeting at Madejski Stadium on Saturday will see home side Reading play against Huddersfield.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Reading v Huddersfield game - as well as up-to-date odds.
Reading will be hoping for a better result after the 4-1 Championship loss in their previous game against Norwich City.
In that game, Reading had 37% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Reading was Josh Laurent (12'). For their opponents, Norwich City got 23 attempts at goal with 12 on target. Kieran Dowell (30', 64'), Xavi Quintillà (78') and Teemu Pukki (85') scored for Norwich City.
It has been seldom in recent games that Reading haven’t conceded. In fact, The Royals have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 10 goals along the way. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, however.
Their previous form shows that Reading:
- are unbeaten in the league by Huddersfield Town in their last 3 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 6 league matches at home.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
In the game prior to this, Huddersfield drew 1-1 in the Championship tie with Coventry City.
In that match, Huddersfield Town had 55% possession and 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Huddersfield Town was Danny Ward (79'). On the other side, Coventry City got 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. Jordan Shipley (69') was the scorer for Coventry City.
Carlos Corberán's Huddersfield Town have seen their goal attempts be successful 6 times throughout their latest 6 matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period equals 9.
Ahead of this clash, Huddersfield Town have left without a victory over Reading in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 24/09/2016 tells us that Reading have won 3 of these & Huddersfield 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 2.
A combined sum of 7 goals were scored between them in this period, with 5 of them for The Royals and 2 coming from The Terriers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.17.
The last league fixture between these clubs was Championship match day 23 on 02/01/2021 when the final score was Huddersfield Town 1-2 Reading.
On that day, Huddersfield Town managed 51% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The scorer was Fraizer Campbell (6').
For their opponents, Reading got 8 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Lucas João (52', 65') scored.
The match was refereed by Jeremy Simpson.
Team News: Reading
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Reading manager Veljko Paunović to contend with due to a largely intact set of players. John Swift (Hamstring Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Huddersfield
Due to a mostly full-strength squad, there is just the one fitness issue for the Huddersfield boss Carlos Corberán to be concerned about. Christopher Schindler (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
In our view, Huddersfield will have to perform well to put one past this Reading outfit who we think should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore anticipating a narrow 1-0 advantage for Reading at the end of the 90.
Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Madejski Stadium (24,161)
Captain: Liam Moore
Chairman: Dai Yongge and Dai Xiuli
Manager: Veljko Paunović
Competitions: Championship position 7
🔑 Key Man: Michael Olise
Mostly played in the Centre Midfield position, Michael Olise was born in France. After making a first senior appearance for Reading in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Midfielder has managed 6 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 43 appearances.