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Brentford FC v Reading FC: Match Preview

Reading travel to play Brentford at Griffin park looking to avenge the two losses they suffered against The Bees last season; Phil Owtram previews the match.

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Brentford FC

Form (all comps): LWLDL

Nico Yennaris and Sam Saunders could both return for Brentford but Marcos Tebar (hamstring) and Jota (ankle) are both out.

Brentford FC vs. Reading FC:29 August 2015 15:00 KO Griffin Park Stadium, BrentfordReferee: Andrew Madley

Reading FC

Form (all comps): WDDDW

Paulo Hurtado still lacks match fitness and will have to wait for his debut until after the International break. Garath McCleary and Nick Blackman are both in line to start after coming off the bench in The Royals 2-1 win over Portsmouth in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

Lineups From Last Game

Brentford: D. Button, H. Dean, J. Bidwell, A. McCormack (J. Udumaga 83), T. Diagouraga, A. Judge, A. Gogia (M. Colin 58), K. Kerschbaumer, J. Tarkowski, L. Vibe, P. Hofmann

Reading: A. Al-Habsi, A. Ferdinand, C. Gunter, M. Hector, S. Quinn, H. Robson-Kanu, D. Williams (A. Tshibola 90+2), O. Norwood, J. Obita, S. Cox (G. McCleary 69), N. Blackman (P. McShane 89)

What The Opposition Think

'Attacking midfielder Andy Gogia who we plucked out of the German 3rd Division has looked pretty lively.

We also signed Danish international Andreas Bjelland from FC Twente in Holland and he looks like an absolute rock in the centre of the defence.'

Billy from Beesotted

Last Five Meetings

25 Apr 2015: Reading 0-2 Brentford (League Championship)

04 Oct 2014: Brentford 3-1 Reading (League Championship)

20 Apr 2002: Brentford 1-1 Reading (League Division 2)

27 Oct 2001: Reading 1-2 Brentford (League Division 2)

10 Feb 2001: Brentford 1-2 Reading (League Division 2)

Head To Head

Reading v Brentford games - W:34 D:23 L:29

YouTube History

Prediction

Brentford 1 – 1 Reading