Our prediction for this Championship match:
Select Car Leasing Stadium will host Saturday’s Championship game between Reading and Middlesbrough, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Reading impressed in a 3-0 win over league leaders Blackburn, meaning that they are high on spirits ahead of the visit of Boro. Fit-again forward Lucas Joao is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the midweek triumph, while both Moore and Dann remain on the sidelines.
Middlesbrough, on the other hand, were on the verge of beating Stoke City at Bet365 Stadium, but the Potters eventually saved one point thanks to D’Margio Wright-Phillips’ stoppage-time goal. The Boro are still eyeing their first win of the season, and seeing that they will go for a win as well, both teams to score betting option should be considered. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of Matchday 5.
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 (Middlesbrough):
Middlesbrough is a professional football club that have been balancing between the top two divisions of England’s league system in the modern history. Boro have been playing their home games at the Riverside Stadium since 1995 and their shirt colour is red. The capacity of the Riverside Stadium is 34,742. Middlesbrough impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and they did really well to secure promotion to the English top flight. Newcastle United and Sunderland are regarded as the club’s main rivals, but there is a rivalry with Leeds United as well.
Middlesbrough made it to the FA Cup final in 1997, but Chelsea proved to be a big catch for the Boro in the title game (0-2). However, the Riverside Stadium outfit did remarkably well to win the League Cup trophy in 2004, with the team beating Bolton Wanderers in the final. George Boateng, Stewart Downing, Juninho Paulista, Gareth Southgate, Jonathan Woodgate, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Tuncay Sanli and Hamilton Ricard are the star footballers who left their mark at Middlesbrough.