When : Saturday 30 October 2021, 8pm
Where : Select Car Leasing Stadium, Reading, RG2 0FL
Capacity : 24,161
Reading’s currently woeful form next has a visit from the division leaders Bournemouth. And it gets worse as it’s on the telly (at stupid o’clock for a Saturday game) and with Reading’s poor record in such games (7 wins from the last 26 attempts) I’m not going to expect very much.
Bournemouth last lost a league game in May and are on a run of 3 defeats in the last 23 league games. Of the remaining 20 games in that run they’ve won 16. Currently the Cherries have won 4 of their last 4 games and not conceded a goal for 304 minutes. Even better is the fact that Bournemouth have not conceded a league goal away from home for 582 minutes - which is approx 6.5 games which is all the way back in August!
Main threat is Dominic Solanke who has hit 10 goals in 14 starts, then there’s Phil Billing with 5 from 13, after that it gets a bit quiet for them goal-wise so if there’s anyway to get the better of them keeping those 2 quiet has to be a must.
David Brooks, Adam Smith and Lewis Crook will miss the game for Bournemouth while Reading’s fit player for this game is expected to be Luke Southwood… but don’t hold the club to that.
01 May 21 > Norwich City 4-1 Reading
16 Feb 21 > Bristol City 0-2 Reading
02 Dec 20 > Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Reading
19 Apr 19 > Bristol City 1-1 Reading
12 Jan 19 > Reading 2-0 Nottingham Forest
24 Nov 18 > Wigan Athletic 0-0 Reading
22 Aug 18 > Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Reading
17 Mar 18 > Norwich City 3-2 Reading
26 Dec 17 > Bristol City 2-0 Reading
28 Oct 17 > Reading 0-2 Middlesbrough
12 Jan 17 > Reading 0-1 Queen’s Park Rangers
03 Dec 16 > Fulham 5-0 Reading
04 Oct 16 > Portsmouth 2-2 Reading U23 (Checkacrowd Trophy)
27 Sep 16 > Brentford 4-1 Reading
19 Jan 16 > Reading 5-2 Huddersfield Town (FAC3R)
16 Dec 15 > Hull City 2-1 Reading
11 Mar 14 > Leeds United 2-4 Reading
14 Dec 13 > Huddersfield Town 0-1 Reading
06 Mar 12 > Reading 1-0 Portsmouth
27 Aug 11 > Hull City 1-0 Reading
16 Oct 10 > Reading 0-1 Swansea City
09 Feb 10 > Reading 1-0 Plymouth Argyle
Bournemouth are Reading’s most frequent league opponent with 106 previous meetings, so this is the 54th league game between the two sides in Reading.
Reading have only won 1 of the previous 4 home games but it was the last time the Cherries popped in way back in January.
Overall Reading have managed 31 wins at home while Bournemouth have 13 victories which leaves 9 occasions where the points have been shared.
How to follow the game
- Live on Sky
- Get a ticket
- 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 (audio only)
- BBC Radio Berkshire (FM : 104.4, 104.1 or 95.4 depending where you are in the area)