Reading look to make it consecutive wins for the first time this season as struggling Bristol City travel to the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Tuesday.

In their last game, the Royals edged past winless Preston North End thanks to goals from Femi Azeez and John Swift.

Meanwhile, the visiting Robins are yet to win this season, losing 2-1 to Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Nigel Pearson has won two of his 17 matches stretching back to his appointment last autumn, piling pressure onto the former Leicester City and Derby County boss.

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Star striker Lucas Joao limped off during Saturday’s win over Preston for the hosts, potentially meaning George Puscas could lead the line.

New signing Tom Dele-Bashiru and midfielder Ovie Ejaira are both waiting for their first bits of action of the season, with the latter carrying a knock.

For the West Country-based outfit, former Fulham defender Tomas Kalas has yet to start a match and so could be in contention against the Berkshire side but there are no fresh injury concerns for Pearson.

Head to Head

In a season in which Veljko Paunovic’s side finished 7th, Reading completed the double over Tuesday’s opponents last year, winning 3-1 at the SCL Stadium and 2-0 at Ashton Gate.

However, the head to head remains tight overall, with Reading edging ahead with 41 wins to 39 since their first meeting in 1922.


According to Sky Bet, at time of writing, Reading are 5/4 for the three points while an away win is 23/10 and a draw 9/4.