Our prediction for this Championship match:
Select Car Leasing Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Reading and Bristol City, the two teams who are almost level on points in the Championship standings. The Royals aim to put an end to their three-game losing run, and there is every chance boss Paul Ince should make changes to the team that suffered a 3-2 loss at Swansea. Lucas Joao is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while all Sam Hutchinson, Naby Sarr, Liam Moore, Femi Azeez, and Scott Dann are out of contention through injuries.
The Robins, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team beating both Preston and WBA, while losing to Birmingham and Millwall. Bristol City suffered three defeats in the previous four away games, and seeing that Reading are eager to return to winning ways, we are tempted to put our money on Paul Ince’s troops.
Highlighted Player (Junior Hoilett):
Junior Hoilett began his youth career at Blackburn Rovers and he spent five years at Ewood Park. After ending his loan spells with German sides Paderborn and St. Pauli Junior Hoilett returned to Blackburn Rovers and it has to be noted that he scored his first goal for the Riversiders in a pre-season friendly against Leigh Genesis.
Speaking of competitive games, the Canada international netted his first goal for Blackburn in a 3-1 League Cup victory over Gillingham. In 2012 the pacey winger joined Queens Park Rangers and he played for the capital club from 2012 to 2016. In October 2016 Junior Hoilett signed a deal with Cardiff City and he made his debut for the Championship side on October 14 against Bristol City.
Hoilett was born in Brampton, Ontario and, as a result, he represents Canada on the international stage. He made his Canada debut in a 1-1 draw with Ghana in an international friendly.
Highlighted Team (Bristol City):
Bristol City are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Bristol. Formed in 1894 the Robins mostly participated in English lower leagues and they have never played in the Premier League. Bristol City’s bitterest rivals are Bristol Rovers and it has to be noted that two teams first met in 1897. Bristol City have outplayed their local rivals on 43 occasions in the Bristol Derby.
Cardiff City are regarded as Bristol City’s bitter rivals as well. The Robins play their home games at Ashton Gate, the stadium that was opened in 1887. Bristol City were semi-finalists of the League Cup two times (1970/1971, 1988/1989), with the team making it to the FA Cup final in 1909.
The Robins faced Manchester United in the title game, but they failed to upset the English giants in the Crystal Palace clash. It is well known that Bristol City footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts.