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When Tuesday 18 September, 7.45pm kick-off
Who and Where CAMBRIDGE UNITED (Home, Madejski Stadium, League Division Two)
Ticket Info

Pay in advance or on the day, normal home match prices apply.

Upper West Stand:
Adults: 18 in advance, 20 on the day.
Concessions: 12 in advance, 14 on the day.
The Upper West Stand is RESERVED seating

Lower West, East, North and South Stands:

Adults: 13 in advance, 15 on the day.
Concessions: 8 in advance, 9 on the day.
The East and West Stands are RESERVED seating.
The North Stand is UNRESERVED seating.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the ticket office on 0118 968 1000.

Food and Beer.

Home match - See away fans guide for travel, food and beer guide.

Team news

Reading are likely to field an unchanged side from the one that was thoroughly beaten at Stoke City on Saturday. However, Pardew may choose to make a few changes after Saturday's poor performance. Forster will be looking to make a start with Cureton possibly dropped to the bench. Cambridge may be without midfielder Paul Wanless who scored Cambridge's winner on Saturday but picked up an ankle injury towards the end of the match.

Reading - from: Whitehead, Murty, Williams, Whitbread, Robinson, Harper, Parkinson, A Smith, Jones, Igoe, Forster, Butler, Cureton, Henderson, Viveash.

Cambridge United- from: Perez, Fleming, Duncan, Walling, Angus, Prokas, Wanless, McAnespie, Ashbee, Youngs, Kitson, One, Kandol, Cowan, Marshall, Revell.

Form Guide

View Latest Second Division Table And Form Table

Previous Meetings 

Since 1971 Reading and Cambridge United have met 22 times in the League and FA Cup - an interesting statistic is that the Royals have either lost or drawn all of our cup meetings with a draw and defeat in the FA Cup and two league cup defeats. In the league Reading have fared better with 9 wins compared to United's 5.
Reading wins: 9
Draws: 5
Cambridge wins: 8
Figures include League, League Cup, and FA Cup fixtures only.

2000/2001 Season:
Last season Viveash, Parky and Gurney scored the goals as Cambridge were beaten 3-0 at the Madejski Stadium. Away from home the Royals claimed a point in a 1-1 draw with Cureton scoring the goal.
7 April 2001: Cambridge United 1 Reading 1
2 December 2000: Reading 3 Cambridge United 0

1999/2000 Season:
During the 1999/2000 season Reading failed to impress in their meetings with Cambridge, in the first season we'd played them in the league since the 1993/1994 season. At home we played out a disappointing 0-0 draw while away from home they beat us 1-3 in a game right at the start of the season:
15 January 2000: Reading 0 Cambridge United 0
14 August 1999: Cambridge United 3 Reading 1
Click on the result for match reports.

Back in the 1993/94 season I remember well the trip to Cambridge United for the first round of the FA Cup - getting soaked on the away end watching a dull 0-0 draw - the Royals then went on to lose the replay 1-2 at home! Thankfully in the league we managed the double with a 3-1 home win and a 1-0 win away.

Match Odds

Odds offered at on-line book maker William Hill:
Reading are massive favourites for home victory.

Reading win: 4/9
Draw: 13/5
Cambridge United win: 6/1

Predictions A home win.
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