Our prediction for this Championship match:
Following a 1-1 draw with Barnsley, Reading will look to escape the danger zone when they host Stoke City to their Madejski Stadium. Both Derby and Barnsley are breathing down their neck, meaning that Tuesday’s clash is of big importance for the home side. All Felipe Araruna, Andy Rinomhota, Yakou Meite, and Dejan Tetek should miss out with injuries, while Tom Ince is ineligible to face his parent club.
The Potters, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back wins over Millwall and Sheffield United. Stoke City, though, have little to play for in the season finale, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. As for the visiting side, both Romaine Sawyers and Tyrese Campbell should be recalled to the starting XI, while the likes of Souttar, Moore, Powell, Philogene-Bidace, and Baker are likely to miss the game through injuries.
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 (Stoke City):
Stoke City FC (named Stoke FC until 1925) is an English football club from the city Stoke-on-Trent (located in the north of England). De club was founded in the year 1863 and next to Notts County FC the club from Stoke is the oldest professional football club worldwide. Different signs of Stoke City show that the club is founded in 1868. Currently Stoke City is playing in the Premier League. The home games of Stoke City are hosted in the Britannia Stadium which holds a capacity for 29 000 spectators.
The most known nickname of Stoke City FC is the Potters. The main club colors of the club are red and white. The away it is colored in blue. The only 3 prizes Stoke City managed to win so far are the League Cup in 1972 and the Football League Trophy twice (1992 and 2000). Famous players that played for Stoke City FC are: Ameobi, Gudjohnsen and Peter Crouch.