Our football match prediction:
Reading and Fulham played out a 1-1 draw at Madejski Stadium in the first leg of the Championship play-offs semis. Reading defender Paul McShane was sent off in the 80th minute of the match, but the Cottagers failed to take advantage of the situation. The Royals aim to get their job done in the second leg in front of home fans, but Tuesday’s football match against the capital club will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Anyhow, the hosts are likely to adopt a cautious approach this time out as Fulham are capable of scoring goals on the break. Slavisa Jokanovic’s men failed to impress in the first leg, but they still have good chance of booking their place in the Championship play-offs final and, taking everything into account, we predict that fans will see a close encounter at Madejski Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Obita):
Jordan Obita is a left-back who plays for Reading in the Championship. Obita is capable of playing as a winger as well and he is a left-footed player. He was born in Oxford and, as expected, he had trials with his home-town club, but he eventually signed a deal with Reading. He joined the Reading youth academy at age of 8 and he made his senior debut for the Royals on 11 August, 2010. He came from the bench in the League Cup clash against Torquay United and he made his first start against Charlton Athletic in the same competition in the 2011/2012 season. Obita spent several years on loan at Barnet, Gillingham, Portsmouth and Oldham Athletic, but he is still a Reading player. He has a contract with the Madejski Stadium outfit until 30 June. 2018. Jordan Obita has two caps for England U20 and he played for the U18 an U19 teams in the past as well. The Reading left-back was named the Player of the Season for the 2013/2014 Championship campaign.
Highlighted Team (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Championship. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition. Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight. Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League. The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.