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Leeds United vs Reading FC: Match Preview

Will Reading get themselves back to winning ways at Elland Road?

Reading v Norwich City - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

The Royals enter Elland Road in terrible form against a high flying Leeds Utd. The International break could breath new life into the team where the pressure is beginning to rise on Stam and the players.

Form & Team News

Reading Form: L D D L L L

The big news out of the Royals camp is that Jordan Obita is out for the rest of the season with a ACL injury. The left back joins the injury table alongside Yann Kermorgant, Joseph Mendes, Callum Harriott & John Swift. The team will likely remain unchanged in the main with the likes of Leandro Bacuna and Modou Barrow making claims to start.

Leeds Form: W L W L L

Leeds’ main concerns Pontus Jansson and Eunan O'Kane have been passed fit despite picking up injuries during the break. Leeds will also hope to keep out Reading’s misfiring strike force by boasting an impressive defensive record of only conceding nine at goals home this season.

Key Stats

  • Leeds have won their past two home league games against Reading despite Reading having 77% possession in the match last season.
  • Reading haven’t won in six matches in all competitions (D2 L4).
  • Sone Aluko has assisted three goals in his past three Championship games.


This is an enormous task straight after the international break for Reading this afternoon. Many including myself will feel that Leeds form at the minute will edge this contest. The home faithful demand a win and have the voice to carry the team. Reading meanwhile must muster some fight in the game or this season will continue to underwhelm.

Score: Leeds 2-0 Reading