Our prediction for this Championship match:
Reading and Bournemouth go head to head in the Championship round 27 on Friday evening. The Royals rolled over Coventry (3-0) on home soil at the weekend, with the team playing out a goalless draw in midweek. Reading have been impressive at the back of late, with the team keeping three clean sheets in the previous four league fixtures. The likes of Araruna, Meite, Moore, and Puscas are all out of contention with injuries.
The Cherries, on the other hand, aim to build on the FA Cup win over Crawley. Bournemouth were beaten by Luton and Derby in the previous two Championship games, and seeing that Reading are tough to beat at home, share of spoils is on the horizon at Madejski Stadium. Junior Stanislas is sidelined with injury, but there are no suspended players in the away team ahead of the trip to Berkshire.
Highlighted Player (Andy Yiadom):
Andy Yiadom was born in Holloway, London, but he began his career in the youth team of Watford. After spending two years at the Watford football academy, the pacey full-back (winger) joined Hayes & Yeading United and he scored only one goal in 36 appearances in the league for the club.
At the end of the 2010/2011 campaign Yiadom moved to Braintree Town and after scoring seven goals in 27 appearances for the Iron he signed a contract with Barnet. The 180-cm-tall footballer played for Barnet from 2012 to 2016 and he scored 14 goals in 169 appearances for the Bees. Andy Yiadom then decided to take a step forward in his career as he moved to Championship side Barnsley.
The English footballer played 32 games in the league for the Tykes last season and he provided three assists for his teammates, while receiving four yellow cards. His main position is full-back (right-back), but he is capable of playing on the left flank as well.
Highlighted Team (Bournemouth):
Bournemouth are a professional football club that was formed back in 1890. The Cherries secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season, with the team making it to the English top flight for the first time ever.
Bournemouth play their home games at Dean Court and the capacity of the stadium is 11,469.
The Cherries enjoyed a very successful season on their Premier League debut, with the team beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the national championship. Glenn Murray scored the winner for Bournemouth in the 1-0 win over the capital club at Stamford Bridge and that is probably the greatest victory in the club’s history.
Bournemouth have been participating in the FA Cup since 1913, but they have yet to win the trophy in the prestigious competition. It has to be noted that the club’s original name Boscombe Athletic Football Club was changed to Bournemouth back in 1923 as the club owners wanted the Cherries to be more representative of the district.