Reading will welcome Preston North End in round 20 of the EFL Championship at Madejski Stadium.
Reading struggled to find their feet last time, drawing 0-0 with Luton Town on Tuesday. In their previous seven games, they have already lost four and drawn two, failing to win six. Reading is currently ranked 18th in the Championship standings with 26 points from 18 games, but with all three points this weekend, they may go up as high as fifth.
Meanwhile, Preston defeated Swansea City 1-0 at home to make it two victories in a row. In their last four games, they’ve now won three of them, scoring six goals and recording two clean sheets. Preston has collected 28 points from 19 games, making them eighth in the league standings.
Date and kickoff time
Friday, November 4 2022
UK 8:00 PM
CEST: 9:00 PM
Eastern Time: 3:00 PM
Central Time: 2:00 PM
Mountain Time: 1:00 PM
Pacific Time: 12:00 PM
Gulf Standard Time: 11:00 PM
Indian Standard Time: 12:30 AM midnight November 2022.
Where to watch Reading vs Preston North End on TV and live stream online
Championship fans can watch the game tonight on Sky Sports Football and Main Event in the UK, while US fans can watch it on ESPN+ and the ESPN App.
UK and Ireland: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football
US: ESPN+ and ESPN App
Australia: beIN SPORTS 3
After serving a one-match suspension for receiving five yellow cards, Mamadou Loum should rejoin the Reading starting lineup.
Ovie Ejaria may have to be replaced in the middle of the field if he needs to be taken off before halftime unless Tyrese Fornah is added back to the lineup.
Ben Whiteman of Preston is likely to be replaced in the midfield by Ryan Ledson because of a thigh injury he suffered against Swansea.
Sean Maguire might take the place of Ched Evans, who played his most minutes in a Championship game this season on Tuesday night, even though the rest of the team might remain the same.
Reading Championship form:
L, L, W, L, D
Preston North End Championship form:
L, W, L, W, W
Reading possible starting lineup:
Lumley; Yiadom, Holmes, Mbengue; Hoilett, Hendrick, Loum, Rahman; Ince; Meite, Long
Preston North End possible starting lineup:
Woodman; Storey, Lindsay, Hughes; Potts, McCann, Ledson, Browne, Brady; Riis, Maguire
Reading 1-2 Preston North End
Preston has been in excellent form lately and will be confident in their prospects against Reading, who have only picked up one victory in their previous seven games. Preston should defeat Reading and earn all three points.