When : Friday 19th April, 12.00pm
Where : Ashton Gate, Ashton Road, Bristol, BS3 2EJ, Bristol
Capacity : 27,000
Away Stand : One end of the stadium in the Atyeo Stand
What might I see in the area : Wurzels
Need to do this one early as I won’t be near a computer next week (yippee!)
After the wild celebrations/utter dejection of Brentford everyone’s off to a Good Friday knees up in the west country for a game with a ridiculous kick off time (no it is not on the telly).
Bristol City are, rather unfortunately, rather good this season so it’s going to be another game where everyone has to get their heads down and battle like they did at Carrow Road.
Pending their awkward trip to Villa on Saturday City are currently the footballing equivalent of Mr Average with 3 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats from their last 9 games however it should be noted that they have not lost since 9th March (might change for them at at Villa of course) and the 3 wins they have managed have been over WBA and away at Middlesbrough and Leeds so this lot are very dangerous on their day.
The upside of that form though is that same run has also contained home draws with Wigan and Ipswich so they do appear to have weaknesses against relegation strugglers which hopefully Reading can get to understand and exploit effectively.
Not yet confirmed
Many a season has been shared with the red half of Bristol with this being the 46th league visit face City.
Reading have amassed 14 wins from the previous 45 games compared to City’s 24. City do have an unfortunate habit of scoring though as they average around 2 goals a game in this fixture.
The last 10 games at Ashton Gate are very even with 4 wins apiece though so it’s not unknown for Reading to sneak something but it is very rare for Reading not to be on the receiving end of a battering no matter what the final score.
How to follow the game
- Get a ticket and travel to the game
- Listen to Radio 5 Live and/or a myriad of other radio stations for score flashes
- Ring/text a mate for updates
- Use an iFollow subscription
- BBC Radio Berkshire (FM : 104.4, 104.1 or 95.4 depending where you are in the area)