Our match prediction:
Having shared the spoils with Rotherham United in their opener, Wolverhampton will be looking to record their first win of the season when they host Reading at their Molineux Stadium on Saturday. The Wolves came from two goals behind to share the spoils with Rotherham in the opening match of the new Championship campaign and they are certainly capable of beating the Royals on home soil. Reading defeated Preston in front of home fans at the start of the season, but it is well known that the Royals are not regarded as good travellers. Wolverhampton recorded a 1-0 win over Reading in their last meeting at Molineux Stadium and we predict that history is going to repeat itself in Saturday’s football match. Last time out James Henry scored the winner for the Wolves, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay in the Molineux Stadium clash.
Highligted Player (James Henry):
James Henry was born in Reading on 10 June, 1989, but he grew up in Woodley. He began playing football at his home-town club Woodley Saints, but he made progress during his spell at Reading’s youth academy. Henry is a winger who is capable of playing as a centre midfielder as well, but he failed to score for Reading in 10 league appearances for the club. After ending his loan spells with the likes of Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth, Norwich City and Millwall, he signed a permanent deal with the Lions on 28 July, 2010. Henry signed a three-year deal with Millwall and he made his home debut in a 4-0 win over Hull City. It has to be noted that Henry played for both Scotland and England at youth level in the past, but he has yet to make his debut for the first team. Henry was born in England, but his parents are Scottish and, as a result, he is eligible to play for both England and Scotland.
Highlighted Team (Reading):
Reading are 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.