Our football match prediction:
Bristol City are running down a blind alley. The Robins suffered a loss in each of their previous five league fixtures and, no doubt, they are desperate to give fans some festive cheer. Bristol City head into Monday’s football game against Reading following a 2-1 loss to Ipswich Town, meaning that home win should not be considered this time out. Lee Johnson’s men obviously suffered a dip in form and they are unlikely to upset third-placed Reading at their Ashton Gate Stadium. Friday’s game between Reading and Fulham was suspended due to fog and the Royals will be looking to move a little closer to automatic-promotion places with a victory over Bristol City. Reading have been scoring goals for fun in the Championship of late and we predict that they will extend their winning run on Monday. Jamaican attacker Garath McCleary has found his goal-scoring touch of late and he will be the man to watch in the away team.
Highligted Player (Kieran Agard):
Kieran Agard is a professional football player who was born in East London, England. He began his youth career in the Arsenal Academy and in 2005 he moved to Everton. Agard played for Everton U-18 team and it has to be noted that he made no more than one appearance for the first team. In 2011 he joined Yeovil Town and after playing 29 league games for the club, he signed a contract with Rotherham United in July, 2012. Agard scored his first goal for Rotherham United on 27 October and he helped the team record a 1-0 win over Plymouth Argyle. After scoring 27 goals in 78 league appearances for Rotherham United, he joined Bristol City for the 2014/2015 campaign. The fee is believed to be in the region of £750,000. Despite being born in England, the pacey footballer is eligible to play for Jamaica, Saint Vincent Grenadines and Dominica as well. His main position is centre forward, but he is also capable of playing at both right and left wing.
Highlighted Team (Reading):
Reading are a professional football club that play in the Championship. The club was formed in 1871 and Madejski Stadium has been the home of Reading since 1998. The Royals used to play their home games at Elm Park in the past (1896 - 1998). Reading made it to the FA Cup semi-finals on two occasions (1927, 2015), but they have yet to win the prestigious trophy. The likes of Robin Friday, Trevor Senior, Steve Death, Shaka Hislop, Phil Parkinson, Alf Messer, Jimmy Quinn, Michael Gilkes, Ronnie Blackman, Pavel Pogrebnyak and Martin Hicks are some of their more notable footballers. Aldershot Town were considered Reading’s fiercest rivals, but the Shots went out of business in 1992. Seeing that Aldershot rejoined the league in 2008 it remains to be seen if the rivalry is going to be re-established in near future. Swindon Town and Oxford United are considered Reading’s big rivals as well.