Tonight we are going to see the second leg game between Reading and Fulham. The first leg game finished 1-1 after Reading was leading and Fulham had to equalize them in the late stages of the game. At the end, the guests had a sent off player which was not that vital and key for them but finally they managed to hold the draw. Now, this result is totally in their favor as they did not lose the game and they have scored an away goal. We think that tonight's game will be even more spectacular and dramatic as nothing is clear yet.
Reading News and Form
Nothing new for Reading. They are currently playing their best football. They have some problems with injury and suspended players but after the 1-1 draw in London, we hardly think that they are thinking that they are outsiders anymore. Moreover, they finished the season as the third team so this is giving them a little advantage, at least for us (not for the bookies).
Fulham News and Form
Fulham missed amazing chances to win the first leg game. We do not know how they did it but Reading played too good for them and the big favorites from Fulham are going to definitely search for a goal tonight. 1-1 is not that bad result for them as they did not lose the game at least but now only the win is satisfying them and their loyal fans. It was unexpecting that they will play so poor in the first leg game, but there is another one coming so, they are going to be very confident and motivated.
Head to head
In our past prediction we have already wrote the head to head games. This time we will only add that the last (first leg game) from the Championship playoffs finished 1-1 as Reading were playing very good and smart and they even deserved a win. If it was not the red card in the end of the game, they could surely even win this game.
-Yann Kermorgant 35 appearances, 10 goals, 6 assists
-Garath McCleary 34 appearances, 6 goals, 5 assists
-Stefano Okaka 17 appearances, 3 goals, 4 assists
-Tom Cairney 46 appearances, 13 goals, 5 assists
-Stefan Johansen 37 appearances, 11 goals, 8 assists
-Chris Martins 32 appearances, 10 goals, 5 assists
Injuries and Suspended Players
-Deniss Rakels - Out
-Callum Harriott - Out
-Stephen Quinn – Out
-Paul McShane – Out
-Liam Kelly – Doubtful
-Jordan Obita – Doubtful
-Ragnar Sigurdsson– Out
-Michael Madl - Out
In our opinion this is going to be again one matched and very balanced game between those two teams. It looks like that Fulham are the team with the stronger players and they are in a better shape right now but this does not mean that the good result which Reading took from the first leg will be so satisfying and good for them. We believe that both teams are going to score again, which is going to be our pick and Reading are with a slightly better chances for going through this stage.