Our prediction for this Championship match:
Coventry City and Reading go head to head at St. Andrew’s Stadium in what is expected to be a very exciting encounter. The Sky Blues made a slow start to the season, and they head into Saturday’s clash following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Blackburn (0-4) and Middlesbrough (0-2). The newcomers do not seem to be competitive at this level, and given Reading’s brilliant start to the season, it should come as no surprise bookies see the hosts as big underdogs in the St. Andrew’s Stadium clash.
The Royals have been producing scintillating showings ever since Veljko Paunovic took over the reins, and given their display in a 4-2 win at Blackburn, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the league leaders. The likes of Bartlett, Dacosta, and Jones are sidelined with injury, while Jobello is rated doubtful for the hosts. Araruna, Swift, Yiadom are injured for the visitors.
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Reading FC is 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.