Reading vs QPR
Reading was pretty lucky to walk away with a 3:2 victory on the road against Bristol City on previous Monday evening. Looking at the chances created and seriousness of it, the game was pretty much balanced one, but the players of Reading have dominated the game so much more regarding the ball possession and it’s control.
Abraham brought the home team into double lead with goals in 27th and 47th minute (second one was from the penalty kick), while the visitors finally responded in 72nd minute via Kelly. Kermorgant scored two goals late into the match to completely revert the scoreline and secure their third victory in Championship in a row. The team now has fourty-six points earned which puts them on third position, just six points below second placed Newcastle and six points above seventh placed Derby. They have also suffered 4:0 defeat on the road on Saturday evening in FA Cup game against Manchester United using a bit rotated squad.
They won’t be able to count at central defender Paul McShane (22/2), plus midfielder Stephen Quinn (7/0) and forwards Deniss Rakels (2/0) and Callum Harriott (12/1).
QPR, on the other side, comes from a 2:1 home victory over Ipswich in the most recent Championship game played and similar to Reading, they were also lucky to celebrate the three pointer. They were the ones who took the lead in 30th minute via Sylla, while the players of Ipswich leveled up the result at the start of the second halftime via Lawrence.
Players of QPR weren’t that better actually, but were more decisive in last ten minutes, scoring a goal in 83rd minute via Wszolek. After this three pointer, QPR stands now at seventeenth position with five points more than relegating placed Blackburn and already far away from play-off positions (eleven points less than sixth placed Sheffield Wednesday). They were also excluded from the FA Cup competition last weekend, suffering 1:2 defeat at home against Blackburn using a bit rotated squad as well.
Offensive midfielder Tjaronn Chery (22/4) won’t be playing here, while injured remain central defender Steven Caulker (13/2) and left back Jack Robinson (4/0).
- Reading have won 9 of their last 11 matches (Championship).
Reading is more quality side in my eyes and surely with more of individual quality in their roster. QPR is in some kind of rebuild of their squad at the moment and the home tea should be able to prevail here easy or hard.