Our prediction for this Championship match:
Reading and Norwich City go head to head at Select Car Leasing Stadium in a highly-anticipated Championship derby. Both sides are eyeing automatic promotion, and, no, there will be fireworks when they meet on Tuesday evening. The Royals are eyeing their third consecutive league win, but beating the in-form Canaries is easier said than done. Fit-again midfielder Yakou Meite is pushing for his first start of the season after scoring as a substitute in the last league match, while all Shane Long, Naby Sarr, Liam Moore, Femi Azeez, and Scott Dann continue to miss out through injuries.
The visitors, on the other hand, continue to rely on experienced Finland attacker Teemu Pukki, who scored the winner against Blackpool. Anyhow, the share of spoils is on the cards as both sides have been in a splendid form of late. All Jon Rowe, Sam McCallum, Jakob Sorensen, Isaac Hayden, and Dimitris Giannoulis are sidelined with injuries for the away side.
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 (Norwich):
After spending only one season in the Premier League, Norwich City dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 campaign. Norwich City are located in Norwich, Norfolk and they welcome their rivals at Carrow Road.
The stadium was built and opened in 1935 and the capacity of the venues is 27,137 (all-seater). However the stadium’s record attendance is 43,984. The Canaries have won two League Cup trophies (1973, 1975) and their main rivals are Ipswich Town. The two teams have been facing each other in the East Anglian Derby since 1902.
The colour of Norwich City’s home kit is yellow and green and that is the main reason why they are known as the Canaries. The likes of Kevin Keeland, Ian Culverhouse, Steve Bruce, Duncan Forbes, Mark Bowen, Darren Huckerby, Ian Crook, Martin Peters, Darren Eadier, Chris Sutton and Iwan Roberts are notable footballers who played for the Carrow Road outfit in the past.