Our prediction for this Championship match:
MKM Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Hull City and Reading, the two teams who are almost level on points in the Championship table. The Tigers aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Millwall, and, no doubt, they want to finish the season in style. Tom Eaves is pushing for a start after scoring a consolation goal at the Den, while all Randell Williams, Andy Cannon, and Josh Emmanuel should miss out with injuries.
The Royals, on the other hand, aim to escape the danger zone, and seeing that both sides would be happy with one point from the match, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. All Rinomhota, Karl Hein, Dejan Tetek, and Felipe Araruna are out of contention with injuries, while Lucas Joao, who scored a brace in a thrilling 4-4 draw with Swansea City, will be the man to watch in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Callum Elder):
Callum Elder is an Australia international who plays for Hull City in the League One. Elder started his youth career at Manly United, but in 2011 he was spotted by Leicester City scouts. Despite being a Leicester City player from 2013 to 2019, he did not see any game action with the Foxes in the Premier League.
Callum Elder played for the likes of Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, Brentford, Barnsley, Wigan Athletic, and Ipswich Town before signing a three-year contract with the Tigers for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, the pacey left-back has one cap with the Australia U20 team.
Elder’s favourite position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a centre-back as well. Elder wears the No. 3 jersey at Hull City, and he is an athletic full-back who likes getting up and down the left-hand side. The Australian player was born on January 27, 1995.
Highlighted Team (Reading):
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.