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Reading Hope To Bounce Back As Wednesday Visit

09 December 2016
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading will be looking to bounce back from last weekend's 0-5 Championship defeat away at the hands of Fulham this weekend, as Sheffield Wednesday visit the Madejski Stadium. The game should be another big test of Reading's promotion credentials with Wednesday just 3 points and 3 places behind the Royals. Reading's run of five straight wins in the league saw us rise to a very much unexpected third place - before we returned to reality with the big defeat at Fulham. Despite that defeat Reading, remain in the top three and just six points away from the top of the table.

Reading's position in the table has come as a surprise to everyone - but having made such progress with the season rapidly approaching the half way point, games such as this weekend have taken on extra importance compared to points needed to maintain a mid-table position. Sheffield Wednesday are on good form and visit Reading on the back of a 2-1 home win against Preston North End and a 2-0 win on the road at Wolves the week before. With the same goal difference as Reading a win would see them move ahead of us in the table.

Danny Williams will definately be missing after getting sent off at Fulham last weekend, as he now faces a three game suspension. Liam Moore will be back available for selection after completing his recent suspension. Reading will still be without Swift, Kermorgant and Quinn who remain out through injury.

Reading have come out on top in recent meetings with Saturday's visitors. Our last two home games against Sheffield Wednesday saw a 1-1 draw earlier this year and a 2-0 victory the year before back in January 2015. Pogrebnyak and Chalobah were the goal scorers that day as Reading climbed to 16th in the Championship table.

Recent Meetings With Sheffield Wednesday

23 January 2016 Championship Sheff Wed (HOME) D: 1-1 Read report...
19 August 2015 Championship Sheff Wed (Away) D: 1-1 Read report...
31 January 2015 Championship Sheff Wed (HOME) W: 2-0 Read report...
20 September 2014 Championship Sheff Wed (Away) L: 0-1 Read report...
08 February 2014 Championship Sheff Wed (HOME) L: 0-2 Read report...
02 November 2013 Championship Sheff Wed (Away) L: 2-5 Read report...
27 February 2010 Championship Sheff Wed (HOME) W: 5-0 Read report...
05 December 2009 Championship Sheff Wed (Away) W: 2-0 Read report...
03 March 2009 Championship Sheff Wed (Away) W: 2-1 Read report...
16 September 2008 Championship Sheff Wed (HOME) W: 6-0 Read report...
22 April 2006 Championship Sheff Wed (Away) D: 1-1 Read report...
01 November 2005 Championship Sheff Wed (HOME) W: 2-0 Read report...
11 January 2003 Division 1 Sheff Wed (Away) L: 2-3 Read report...
13 August 2002 Division 1 Sheff Wed (HOME) W: 2-1 Read report...
Reading and Sheff Wed - Head to head record (since August 1994)
Games Between Reading and Sheff Wed 14
Reading Wins 7
Sheff Wed Wins 4
Draws 3
Reading Goals 28
Sheff Wed Goals 16
Average Goals Per Game 3.14


Discussion On This Story:


» 09 Dec 2016 14:08

Will we bounce back from last week's performance at Fulham?

Well if we keep letting teams have a lot of shots from goal then I don't think so. High scoring draw.



» 09 Dec 2016 14:16

Wednesday will have Forestieri, Hooper and maybe even Fletcher absent

 Gunny Fishcake

» 09 Dec 2016 15:45

Last home game before Christmas , bouncebackability 2-1 win


» 09 Dec 2016 16:45

2-0 Reading - We make hard work of it and have a couple of let offs in the first half before a lucky break such as a penalty or red card.

Don't care how we do it, we need the win and maximum effort from all of the 11 playing (we looked like a hungover Sunday league team last week)


» 09 Dec 2016 16:47



» 09 Dec 2016 17:05

Tough to predict.

We need a performance in response to the shite last weekend and Sheff Wed are always dangerous, even with players missing.

Having said that, I think with Forestieri out and Moore back in for us, we will edge a tight game 2-1.

 Half Biscuit

» 09 Dec 2016 18:46

First, promotion wasn't going to be mentioned, now we're talking about 'promotion credentials'.
Getting a bit carried away, methinks.


» 09 Dec 2016 22:12

Why do people say "methinks"?

Are you Mr Claypole?



» 09 Dec 2016 23:07

A toughie methinks

2-1 to Reading. We won't deserve it; but we tend to weather the storm whilst managing to carve out two or three really flowing attacks at the mad Stad; and take our chances.

Beerens to steal the show


» 10 Dec 2016 00:48

The only thing beerens is stealing is a living.. no way is he capable of stealing the show in this league.

 Half Biscuit

» 10 Dec 2016 08:14

Oops, have to be careful what we say on here.

Beerens to score.


» 10 Dec 2016 19:41

Got 55/1 on that too

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