On Saturday, Reading will host Preston North End in an EFL Championship matchday two fixture at the Madejski Stadium.
The hosts are coming off a demoralizing 3-0 League Cup defeat to Swansea City at home. For the Swans, Joel Latibeaudiere, Benjamin Cabango, and Joel Piroe all scored.
Preston North End advanced to the next round of the League Cup with a 3-0 win over Mansfield Town on the road. In the triumph, Scott Sinclair scored a hat trick.
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They, on the other hand, started their league campaign with a 4-1 home defeat to newly promoted Hull City. Reading suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Stoke City.
Reading and Preston North End are now in 19th and 23rd place, respectively, following their defeats.
Reading vs Preston North End Head-to-Head
They’ve met 63 times before and have exactly the same head-to-head record.
Both teams have 25 wins apiece, while 13 of their previous encounters have ended in a draw.
Their most recent meeting was on matchday 24 of last season, when they were unable to distinguish themselves in a scoreless stalemate.
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Preston North End is a football club based in Preston,
For the trip to Reading, the Lilywhites will be without three injured players. Matthew Olosunde (heel), Isiah Brown (Achilles), and Declan Rudd (concussion) are all out of the lineup.
Tom Bayliss is also currently in self-isolation.
Matthew Olosunde, Isiah Brown, and Declan Rudd have all been injured.
Suspension: There isn’t any.
Tom Bayliss’s Self-Isolation
Preston North End vs. Reading XI predicted
Rafael (GK); Tom McIntyre, Liam Moore, Michael Morrison, Andrew Yiadom; Josh Laurent, Andy Rinomhota; Ethan Bristow, John Swift, Femi Azeez; Lucas Joao; Reading Predicted XI (4-2-3-1)
Reading vs Preston North End Prediction
The two teams have been in terrible form in recent weeks, as evidenced by their recent bad run of results. They’ve both been quite exposed defensively, implying that goals might be scored on both ends.
This game could be won by one team by a razor-thin margin, but a share of the spoils seems more likely.