Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Tuesday’s postponed fixture at Select Car Leasing Stadium pits together Reading and Bristol Rovers. The Royals have been deducted four points due to the financial problems and, as a result, they are stuck at the bottom of the table ahead of the visit of Bristol Rovers. The rock-bottom side are desperate to put an end to their five-game losing run in the League One and their performance in a 3-2 FA Cup win over MK Dons is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of upcoming fixtures.
Harvey Knibbs is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team. The Pirates, on the other hand, rolled over lower-league side Whitby 7-2 in the FA Cup at the weekend and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. As for the away team, both Harvey Vale and Aarron Collins return to the starting eleven.
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.