When : Tuesday, 1st October, 8pm
Where : Madejski Stadium, Reading, RG2 0FL
Capacity : 24,161
Fulham are 7th in the table though they have only won one of their last 5 in the league. However 3 of those were draws so obviously on a much better run than Reading. Fulham have scored in every league game bar their opener at Barnsley so going to be a very difficult time for the Reading defence having to watch the likes of Cairney, Knockaert and Mitrovic closely (not to mention Reid and Arter).
Reading will be buoyed a little by the late draw at high flying Swansea on Saturday but given the utter dross of failing to get a point off of the three previous rank average teams that may not be enough to turn the wretched home form around.
Blackett was injured at Swansea, Joao reportedly may have a problem with a leg injury, Obita came off with cramp, presumably, so may well be rested after a rush of games following nothing for two years.
19 Jan 19 > Derby County 2-0 Reading
18 Oct 16 > Reading 1-2 Aston Villa
27 Aug 16 > Cardiff City 0-1 Reading
23 Aug 14 > Nottingham Forest 4-0 Reading
08 Apr 14 > Bournemouth 3-1 Reading
29 Oct 11 > Crystal Palace 0-0 Reading
12 Apr 11 > Scunthorpe United 0-2 Reading
15 Apr 10 > Reading 3-0 Coventry City
16 Sep 08 > Reading 6-0 Sheffield Wednesday
17 Sep 05 > Reading 1-0 Crewe Alexandra
21 previous visits from the west Londoners in the league. 10 wins for Reading and 6 for Fulham.
Reading have scored 25 to Fulham’s 22 but have only kept one clean sheet at home against them in the last 6 games though Reading are unbeaten in the last 5 - W2D3
How to follow the game
- Get a ticket and travel to the Mad Stad
- 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 (by the way has anyone managed to get the actual game commentary working on an iPhone/android as yet)
- BBC Radio Berkshire (FM : 104.4, 104.1 or 95.4 depending where you are in the area)
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