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Reading FC v Leeds United FC: Match Preview

Reading FC will play their first match at Madejski Stadium this season when they host Leeds United on Sunday looking to avenge last seasons 2-0 defeat at home to The Whites; Phil Owtram provides a preview of the game.

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Reading FC

Form (all comps): WLDLD

The Royals will not have new signing Paolo Hurtado in the squad for the visit of Leeds as he awaits a work permit while strikers Dominic Samuel (knee) and Pavel Pogrebnyak are also likely to miss the game. Winger Garath McCleary remains sidelined with a calf injury.

Reading FC vs. Leeds United FC:16 August 2015 15:00 KO Madejski Stadium, ReadingReferee: Christopher Kavanagh

Leeds United FC

Form (all comps): LDWLL

Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook is suspended after he was red carded in their Capital One Cup defeat at Doncaster. The White's boss Uwe Rosler is expected to make changes to the side that played on Thursday night, after the game went to extra-time and penalties.

Lineups From Last Game

Reading FC: Al Habsi, A. Ferdinand, A. Taylor, McShane, Gunter, Quinn, Robson-Kanu ((Samuel 82) Tshibola 96), Williams, Norwood, Sa (Cox 82), Blackman. Subs not used: Bond, Hector, Obita, Stacey.

Leeds United FC: Turnbull, Berardi, Bellusci, Cooper, Wootton, Taylor, Dallas (Wood 67), Mowatt (Byram 75), Cook, Antenucci, Doukara (Murphy 67). Subs not used: Silvestri, Bamba, Erwin, Phillips.

What The Opposition Think

Sol Bamba is going to be a fantastic leader, Stuart Dallas will be fun to watch, as will Chris Wood. I personally really like Liam Cooper too.

Last Five Meetings

10 Feb 2015: Reading 0-2 Leeds (League Championship)

01 Oct 2014: Leeds 0-0 Reading (League Championship)

11 Mar 2014: Leeds 2-4 Reading (League Championship)

18 Sep 2013: Reading 1-0 Leeds (League Championship)

06 Apr 2012: Reading 2-0 Leeds (League Championship)

Head To Head

Overall - Reading Wins: 6 Draws: 7   Leeds Wins: 6

At Madejski Stadium - Reading Wins: 3   Draws: 4 Leeds Wins: 2

YouTube History

Prediction

Reading FC 2-0 Leeds United FC