When : Wednesday 25th November 2020, 7pm
Where : The Den, London, SE16 3LN
Capacity : 20,146
Reading take their rapidly collapsing season, now full of “free gift” defending, off to London for the usual no quarter given by the home team game at Millwall.
As ever Millwall are doing quite nicely thank you very much and will be as difficult as ever to get anything from. However they have not won any of their last four in the league but then that run of four has at least seen the club pick up three draws, including two useful points at both Sheff Wed and Norwich.
Rapidly looking like a Reading reject XI, Millwall have Bod, Jake Cooper and Alex Pearce in their ranks so you can already see from where their goal supply is likely to emerge in this one though Jed Wallace and on loan Scott Malone are probably the biggest threats. That said Spurs loanee striker Troy Parrott is back from an injury which has kept him out of the season so far so could be an interesting option
Amazing that it seems injury problems aren’t really bothering many of Reading’s opponents. Millwall have youngster Billy Mitchell missing and a slight doubt over Shane Ferguson, however at least Reading’s mess of injuries seems to be easing a little with now only(!) Araruna, Swift, Yiadom and Puscas crocked, barring any after effects from Bournemouth.
Making his Reading debut, in what will be only his fifth game at Championship level in only his second season on the league list, is Leigh Doughty
This will be the 99th league game against Millwall and the 50th time Reading will have trekked across to South East London. Currently it is definitely a case of the home team ruling as Millwall have won more than half of those league games (27) to Reading's tally of just 10. There is also a tendency to concede goals like they're going out of fashion at Millwall with Reading's 38 strikes being well and truly trounced by more than double the amount (78) from Millwall. So just what you want given the current defensive malaise at Reading.
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