Our prediction for this Championship match:
Hull City welcome Reading to their MKM Stadium on day 21 of the new Championship campaign. The Tigers aim to build on a 3-2 win over Cardiff City, and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach on Saturday afternoon. One of the men to watch in the home sides will be Regan Slater, who scored a brace in the midweek triumph, while Oscar Estupinan remains on the sidelines through suspension.
All Callum Elder, Harvey Vale, Vaughn Covil, Benjamin Tetteh, and Billy Chadwick remain in the recovery room. The Royals, on the other hand, have been slipping down the standings week by week. Paul Ince feels pressure ahead of the trip to Hull, and seeing that his men have been struggling in front of goal of late, home win should be considered. All Liam Moore, Naby Sarr, Femi Azeez, and Scott Dann miss out with injuries for 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.