Reading travel to Huddersfield after a 1-1 draw with promotion candidates West Brom. Last Sunday saw Reading put three past Cardiff as they eased to victory. The same can’t be said for Huddersfield Town though, as they are yet to register a win. The recently relegated team most recently fell to a late 2-1 defeat in South Wales on Tuesday night. Is there trouble for The Terriers?
Huddersfield will be looking to end a woeful run of form, which sees the West Yorkshire side not recording a win since February.
Jose Gomes’ men haven’t won on the road this term. This season has seen Reading squander at the KCOM Stadium, and pick up a very respectable point at the Hawthorns after leading until the 88th minute.
Mark Hudson has taken the caretaker manager role at the expense of German head coach Jan Siewert, however its not the first time the former player turned coach has taken charge of Town in front of a home crowd. Last season saw Hudson take charge for Huddersfield’s 3-0 defeat to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Reading have won just 1 of their 4 previous games. The Royals suffered defeat in their opening 2 games, however managing to accumulate 4 points in their last 2 outings.
Mark Hudson has expressed his interest in the current Huddersfield vacancy, nonetheless there will have to be an improvement on Tuesday night if he wants to secure the Job. Despite the performance at the Cardiff City stadium, Hudson is favourite to land the Huddersfield Job.
Huddersfield and Reading have a reasonably even head to head record. The last 12 meetings between the two sides has seen The Terriers win 5, lose 4 and draw 3. Despite the even record, both sets of fans will look back on the Play-Off showdown in may 2017 with contrasting emotions.
Huddersfield come into the game with no real injury concerns. Where as Reading will be without winger Jordan Obita and defender Tyler Blackett.
This weekend could see Josh Koroma and Reece Brown feature for the first time for Huddersfield, at the expense of the underperforming Alex Pritchard and Isaac Mbenza.
Huddersfield’s Chelsea loanee Trevor Chalobah will look to retain his role in the starting eleven, following the man of the match performance on Tuesday night.
Will we see Huddersfield document their first win of the campaign or will we see Reading steal the show and take all 3 points back to Berkshire?
Prediction: Huddersfield 0-0 Reading