Two of the last season’s sides relegated from the top flight meet at Reading’s Madejski Stadium, with the home team aiming to get into the mix for automatic promotion.
Nigel Adkins managed to steer his Southampton side from the Championship to the Premier League just two seasons ago, and he will be aiming to repeat that feat with Reading this time around, with the Royals currently sitting 5th in The championship, and unbeaten at the Madejski so far this season.
Reading have recently recorded an inconsistent set of results, with a solitary victory from their last 5 games, and the 5-2 hammering they endured away at Sheffield Wednesday was certainly not typical of their performances of late.
BetVictor offer 9/5 for a home win on Saturday, and Adkins will hope for a very much improved performance, with the manager aiming to get his hands on Graham Dorrans from West Bromwich albion on loan ahead of this encounter with QPR.
The visitors were pre-season favourites to be Championship winners come the end of the season, and they sit just outside the automatic promotion places, having taken 31 points from their first 14 matches. manager Harry redcap will hope his side finish above Leicester and burnley come the close of the season.
Burnley’s home defeat of QPR recently was the west Londoners first defeat this term and William Hill offer them at 8/5 to take the three points in this exchange.
Charles Austin is 11/2 to break the deadlock and open the scoring for the visiting team, and Adam Fondre is also 11/2 for opening the scoring in this match for the home side.
This should prove to be an extremely tight encounter, considering Queens park are good at keeping it tight on their travels, not surprising when Clint Hill and Richard Dunne are marshalling the defence. The smart bet is a 1-0 win for QPR, with a price of 8/1.
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