18th December 2017
Reading v Wolves
After a long international break, Wolves are back in action as they travel to the Madejski Stadium this Saturday.
While both teams sit in very different positions in the table, they are both coming off of back to back wins in the league, so no team will want a good run of form to stop now.
Reading will want to make their way back up the league table, with Wolves hoping to extend the gap at the top.
Let’s rundown the weekends game.
Nuno’s men are coming into the game after a 2-0 win over Fulham and the Molineux.
After another decent performance from Nuno’s men, they will be looking to re-visit their blistering form, which obviously has another gear to go into.
Meanwhile, Reading come into the game after a 4-2 victory over Derby which is a very impressive win to pick up, against a strong Derby side who had not lost in their last 8 games.
A team who are lacking constancy this season, and are surprisingly in the bottom half of the table will be looking to cause an upset.
Previous meetings between the sides have always appeared to be very even, with both teams
winning a very similar amount, Reading just edging 1 more win.
The bookies have the odds in Wolves’ favour for this matchup, which in some cases is no surprise as many managers have called the side the strongest team in the league, and are continuing to back up that statement as each game goes by.
With now being sixteen games into the season, the regular lineup for Wolves is starting to shape up.
Ruddy will more than likely be in between the sticks with Coady in Boly in front of him.
After a man of the match performance in his previous game, Barry Douglas is sure to start after bagging two assists from set spices in the win over Fulham.
With international duty from both Neves and Saiss, we’ll likely see them re-claim their spots in the middle of the park, but N’Diaye could also stake a claim after securing World Cup qualification in the week also.
Depending on their individual match fitness, it would be a shock to see either dropped.
After a long rest for Wolves’ star man Leo Bonitini, he will most likely be starting up top for Wolves and will be looking to keep his goal scoring run up in the next game.
Diogo Jota featured and also scored a goal for Portugals under 21’s in the week, so he may need a bit of a result which would see last seasons hero Helder Costa return to a starting spot.
Still yet to perform well this year, but we know what he’s got in his locker, and it should only be a matter of time before he is back running the show in a Wolves shirt.
Ones to watch:
For Wolves, The main man to watch in this game would have to be Leo Bonitini.
As previously mentioned, he has been on great goal scoring form, and will be looking to extend his run of scoring and score his way in to the Wolves history books.
For those who have watched him play live, they will know he is such a great striker, who despite having a lack of pace, is able to change a game by not only scoring, but assisting his teammates around him.
For Reading, the players to watch in this game would have to be Modou Barrow and David Edwards.
Barrow netted in his last game to add to his tally of only 3 goals this season, but his blistering pace would always be a threat to any defence in this league and could prove a test to Barry Douglas.
Secondly, David Edwards. A hero to many over recent years, scoring plenty of goals for us inside the area from set pieces.
For him to do the same but against us in the game could almost be expected, in terms of how many ex-wolves players manage to score against us. Nuno’s men will have to keep an eye out.
David – Reading 1-2 Wolves
Stu – Reading 0-2 Wolves
Dan – Reading 1-2 Wolves
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