|When||Saturday 18 August, 3.00pm kick-off|
|Who and Where||HUDDERSFIELD TOWN (Home, Madejski Stadium, League Division Two)|
Pay in advance or
on the day, normal home match prices apply.
A crowd of approximately
14,000 is expected for this match - Reading's first home tie of the 2001/2002
Food and Beer.
- See away fans guide for travel,
food and beer guide.
Reading could well be without both Butler and Cureton up front - leaving a possible strike force of Henderson and Forster. The centre back pairing of Whitbread and Williams looks set to continue with Viveash available on the bench.
Reading - from: Whitehead, Murty, Whitbread, Robinson, Williams, Parkinson, Hughes, Gamble, Harper, A Smith, Henderson, Forster, Igoe, Viveash, Ashdown.
Evans, Jenkins, Lucketti, Gray, Armstrong, Beech, Thorrington, Holland,
Irons, Booth, Hay, Schofield, Heary, Moses, Senior.
Reading kicked off the season with a 2-0 victory at Blackpool. Meanwhile Huddersfield also got off to winning ways with a 1-0 home victory over Bournemouth. Both sides are expected to do well this season, making it a vital early fixture for the Royals.
Reading wins: 17
The last time the Royals got to play Huddersfield was back in the 1997/1998 season before Reading got relegated to Division Two from Division One. Huddersfield managed to keep their place in Division One until last season when they came down to join the Royals. During the 1997/1998, when Reading were a bit crap to say the least, Huddersfield claimed two straight victories off us. We didn't even manage to stick a goal past them over the two fixtures. Thankfully the season before that saw Reading stuff Huddersfield 4-1 at our place even if we did lose away by a single goal in September 1996.
Odds offered at on-line book maker William
Reading win: 4/5
|Predictions||The first home league match of the season against newly relegated Huddersfield
Town. Let's start the season the way we mean to go on at the Madejski Stadium.
A home victory. It just has to be.
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