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Key Battles: Reading FC v Huddersfield Town

Reading play Huddersfield Town this coming Saturday - here's where the match could be won and lost.

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Reading and Huddersfield are both in superb form, with the Royals unbeaten in the seven games and the Terriers only losing once in the league this season. So where will the key battles be played out?

Liam Moore vs Nahki Wells

The Bermudan striker is Huddersfield's main man up front and is a forward that is feared by many Reading fans. This is because in eight games that Wells has played against Reading, he has scored five goals. So what's the bet that he finds the net against Reading again?

Last season Wells scored 17 goals in 44 appearances in the Championship as Huddersfield finished 19th, comfortably clear of the relegation zone.

Looking to make sure Wells does not keep up his habit of scoring against Reading will be Liam Moore. The centre back has been a revelation since joining, with the Royals defence not conceding a goal in open play when all 11 players are on the pitch.

Moore will have to be at his best to deal with Wells, with the striker having pace, trickery and the ability to finish when left in space.

If Moore can contain Wells and stop him from getting shots away, then this will be a big plus for Reading as they will be nullifying one of Huddersfield's main threats.

George Evans vs Kasey Palmer

The 19 year old has had a decent start since moving on loan from Chelsea in the summer. In seven league appearances for the Terriers, Palmer has two goals to his name including one where he got his first senior goal, by scoring the winner against Brentford in stoppage time on the opening day of the season.

Looking to stop Palmer from influencing the game will be George Evans, the central midfielder has been impressive in the last two games and will be looking to put in another good performance.

It will be interesting to see how Evans deals with Palmer, as the 19-year-old looks like a real prospect for the future and looks like a great loan signing for Huddersfield.

Yann Kermorgant vs Mark Hudson

The former Cardiff centre back has played a key role for Huddersfield this season, keeping two sheets and only conceding six goals in eight games. Brillant performances from Hudson have helped Huddersfield become the surprise pace setters, with the Terriers currently in first place in the Championship table.

Looking to get back on the score sheet will be Yann Kermorgant, the Frenchman has only scored one goal so far this season and will be looking to get back to scoring ways.

Kermorgant is likely to be playing up front on his own once again, so the main focus will be a fascinating one-on-one duel with both players being over six foot tall and ready for a tough battle for 90 minutes.