Our prediction for this Championship match:
Watford and Reading take on each other at Vicarage Road in the closing match of Tuesday’s program. The Hornets have a chance to climb to the playoffs berth, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Reading. All Imran Louza, Jeremy Ngakia, Rey Manaj and Tom Cleverley are sidelined with injuries, while both Hassane Kamara and Francisco Sierralta are banned for the match.
The Royals, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Preston, and given their poor run of results on the road (0-1-3), we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in Tuesday’s showdown. As for the away team, all Femi Azeez, Sam Hutchinson, Scott Dann, and Naby Sarr are out of contention through injuries, while Ovie Ejaria is pushing for a start after dropping down to the bench at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Joao Pedro):
Joao Pedro played for Atletico Mineiro during his youth career and he made no less than 11 appearances for the club at senior level. The Brazilian footballer, who was born on 9 March, 1992 in Ipatinga, signed a deal with Palermo on 30 August, 2010 and he made his debut for the Sicilian outfit in the Serie A on 17 January, 2011.
He came as a substitute to replace Josip Ilicic in a 3-1 defeat to Cagliari. On 29 January, 2011 he joined Vitoria Guimaraes on loan and on 19 August he was loaned to Penarol of Uruguay. After ending his loan spell with the Uruguayan team, the Brazilian midfielder joined Santos and he played 10 games for the Brazilian team.
On 1 July he signed a contract with Estoril and he moved to Cagliari at the end of the season. Joao Pedro has 11 caps for Brazil U17 and he scored one goal for the national team.
Highlighted Team (Reading):
Reading FC is a professional football club that play in the Championship. The club was formed in 1871 and Madejski Stadium has been the home of Reading since 1998. The Royals used to play their home games at Elm Park in the past (1896 - 1998). Reading made it to the FA Cup semi-finals on two occasions (1927, 2015), but they have yet to win the prestigious trophy.
The likes of Robin Friday, Trevor Senior, Steve Death, Shaka Hislop, Phil Parkinson, Alf Messer, Jimmy Quinn, Michael Gilkes, Ronnie Blackman, Pavel Pogrebnyak and Martin Hicks are some of their more notable footballers. Aldershot Town were considered Reading’s fiercest rivals, but the Shots went out of business in 1992.
Seeing that Aldershot rejoined the league in 2008 it remains to be seen if the rivalry is going to be re-established in near future. Swindon Town and Oxford United are considered Reading’s big rivals as well.