Our match prediction:
Reading will be looking to keep their 100% record at home intact when they host star-studded Brighton at their Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Royals defeated Preston in their first home match of the season, but the game against the Seagulls will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Brighton head into the game following two routine wins over Nottingham Forest and Rotherham United and they are eager to extend their winning run to three games. The Seagulls are considered one of the main favourites to secure automatic promotion to the English top flight, but they need to take every single match very seriously if they are to meet the goal. Brighton have been impressive at the back this season and it remains to be seen if they are capable of keeping their fourth consecutive clean sheet. In their last meeting in the Championship the Seagulls recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Reading.
Highligted Player (Chris Gunter):
After spending one and a half season at Cardiff City, Chris Gunter signed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur on 1 January, 2008. However, he did not play an important role in the team during the second half of the 2007/2008 Premier League campaign, making just two league appearances for the White Hart Lane outfit. Seeing that he was not considered first-team regular in the 2008/2009 season as well, Gunter decided to join Nottingham Forest on Loan in March, 2009. Four months later he signed a permanent deal with the Reds and he stayed at the club until July 2012, when he completed a move to Reading. The Wales international signed a three-year deal with the Royals and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular. It has to be noted that he made 44 league appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign. Chris Gunter was born in Newport, Wales on 21 July, 1989 and he made his debut for the Welsh national team in a friendly match against New Zealand on 26 May, 2007, while helping the Dragons reach the Euro 2016 semis in France.
Highlighted Team (Brighton & Hove Albion):
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club were formed in 1901. The Seagulls welcome their opponents at Falmer Stadium and the capacity of Brighton’s home ground is 30,750. The stadium was built in 2008 and it was opened in 2011. The venue is known for commercial purposes as American Express Community Stadium. Brighton compete in the Championship and they play in blue and white stripes. The colour of Brighton’s away kit is green. The club made it to the FA Cup final in 1983, but English giants Manchester United proved to be a big catch for the Red Devils. Brighton’s main rivals are Crystal Palace and the Seagulls have recorded 35 wins over the Eagles. Frank Stapleton, Martin Chivers, Joe Corrigan, Bobby Zamora, Mark Lawrenson, Bobby Smith, John Crumplin and Frank Worthington are notable footballers who played for Brighton in the past. The Albion is Preston’s yet another nickname. Bristol City