Reading | Crystal Palace (A) Match Preview
UK time is: 06:29:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Crystal Palace vs. Reading

Selhurst Park

29th October 2011

3.00 pm KO

Crystal Palace (A) Match Preview

Off the back of a decent draw against league leaders Southampton, Reading travel to an in form Crystal Palace side who are unbeaten in 6, winning 5 of those games

Vital Quotes:

Reading manager Brian McDermott - 'We're four or five points off second so there's nothing in it as far as I'm concerned. We're moving ahead, I'm excited about the players and what they're trying to do for us. They have real energy and intensity about them and I haven't seen a team work as hard as that in the Championship this season.'

Royals captain Jobi McAnuff on returning to his former club - 'I had a couple of good years there and I enjoyed my time, and it's always nice to go back - I'm sure they'll give me an interesting reception!'

Crystal Palace Team News:

Influential midfielder Darren Ambrose is a major doubt after picking up a knock in midweek against Southampton. Alex Marrow and Lee Hills are long-term absentee's for Palace.

Player to watch: Wilfred Saha

The England U19 striker has picked up many admirers for his fine performances in a Palace shirt in recent games

Reading Team News:

Midfielder Jay Tabb has fully recovered from his injury picked up two weeks ago against Burnley but is only expected to have a place on the bench. Brynjar Gunnarsson has picked up a slight knock so is not expected to feature.

Player to watch: Mikele Leigertwood

The former Eagles midfielder put in a man-of-the-match performance against Southampton and will need to be on form to conceal Palace's strong midfield

Match Prediction:

Always is a goal fest when these two sides meet, so I'm going for a 2-2 draw

Next Fixtures:

Reading - Nottm Forest (A) - Tues 1st November - nPower Championship

Crystal Palace - Portsmouth (H) - Tues 1st November - nPower Championship


The Journalist

Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 28 2011

Time: 2:04PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

Asamoah Gyan set for shock switch (Monday August 29 2016)

Reading finally get an away win (Monday August 29 2016)

Harriott In Team Of The Round (26/8/16) (Saturday August 27 2016)

Reading get passed Mk Dons (Saturday August 27 2016)

Premiership Freebies In 12 Months? (Thursday August 25 2016)

EFL Cup - League Cup Third Round Draw (Wednesday August 24 2016)

League Cup Ball Numbers Known (24/8/16) (Wednesday August 24 2016)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Norwich 5 2 2 1 1 8
13. Burton 5 2 1 2 1 7
14. Brentford 5 2 1 2 1 7
15. Reading 5 2 1 2 -3 7
16. Aston Villa 5 1 2 2 0 5
17. Cardiff 5 1 2 2 -2 5
18. Derby County 5 1 2 2 -2 5

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Blues fans should be happy with the clubs transfer business
Birmingham : 01/09/2016 00:00:01
Ireland International In From Everton
Preston : 31/08/2016 23:28:00
Vermijl Confirmed From Sheffield Wednesday
Preston : 31/08/2016 23:19:01
Middlesbrough's Baptiste Arrives
Preston : 31/08/2016 23:08:00
Late Swansea Swoop!
Blackburn : 31/08/2016 22:55:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:  
Dom Solanke 10%
Lewis Grabban 8%
Jamie Mackie 10%
Carlton Cole 7%
Nahki Wells 65%