When : Saturday 22nd February 2020, 3pm
Where : Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES
Capacity : 37,900
Away Stand : John Charles Stand (usually the upper tier towards the South stand)
It’s not yet the end of February but by the end this awkward long northern trek Reading will have completed their league fixtures against all the teams in the top 10 save for a trip to Blackburn and a visit from Brentford.
And things won’t be much harder than this one to play second placed Leeds. However, as with all of Reading’s recent opponents, Leeds recent form has not been particularly impressive with just 3 wins from 12 league games and in that time only 1 clean sheet. They have also been turned over at home by both Wednesday and Wigan in that run but their last home game returned 3 points and that 1 clean sheet so perhaps their confidence maybe not too far away.
Patrick Bamford (12) is leading scorer followed by Jack Harrison (5), Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernandez (both with 4). Jack Harrison, Kalvin Phillips and Mateus Klich are probably the opponents that will need most attention during the game however.
Leeds will be missing Adam Forshaw through injury while their keeper, Kiko Casilla, is due for a disciplinary hearing with the FA this week
Reading’s injury list has been rediscovered big time with no Joao, Gunter, Boye, Pele, Miazga or McIntyre and Obita also doubtful.
29 Dec 19 > Preston North End 0-2 Reading
31 Aug 19 > Reading 0-2 Charlton Athletic
Games at Elland Road really weren't very common until this century and in total only 13 seasons have been shared by the two clubs with only 3 of those being before 2000. Of the 13 league games played there Reading have won three and lost six so not quite as bad as you'd think but Elland Road is still an intimidating place to go if you're not in the right frame of mind.
How to follow the game
- Get a ticket and travel to the game
- 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
- BBC Radio Berkshire (FM : 104.4, 104.1 or 95.4 depending where you are in the area)