Having just officially stopped in the 1/8 round of the FA Cup before Leicester, Birmingham is considered to be out of goal in this season.


Having a safe position compared to the group holding the red light, but also unable to step into the promoted Play-Off rock area is the cause for the above judgment. In the next round, the home team St. Andrew's will have the screen to welcome opponents with similar circumstances is Reading. In the situation when both of them had no more attempts, an open and devoted battle is a scenario worth waiting for in this confrontation.

Despite the opening goal early in the first half, Birmingham could only leave QPR's sanctuary with a point in hand, even without Scott Hogan's late goal, they had to leave in frustration. . In the FA Cup playground, Birmingham also stopped in the eighth round against a more powerful opponent, Leicester. It is clear that Birmingham did not perform well this season, because after 36 rounds, they only got 47 points and ranked 15th in the rankings. Playing is not too explosive, there is not much motivation to strive, they continuously receive recent draws, namely the last 5 matches, although they have not lost, they only get 1 win and then 4 consecutive draws. Before the coming Reading, Birmingham was overwhelming the opponent with only 1 defeat and 3 triumphs in the last 5 direct confrontations between the two teams. In the first leg, Birmingham also triumphed in the mecca of Reading, so there is no reason to prevent a victory for the home team St. Andrew's.

Reading has just stopped at the FA Cup playground after a somewhat unfortunate defeat against Sheffield Utd. In general, the situation of Reading is not much different from the homeowner, when only 45 points and ranked 16 on the ranking table, after the host Birmingham 1 step and 2 points behind. In particular, the last 5 matches Reading has not shown progress, with only 2 wins and 3 losses. The relatively safe distance with the red light group is the reason why Reading has not played really hard in the recent period. Plus their opponents Birmingham have not lost in the last 5 matches, with yard disadvantages, too difficult for Reading to make a surprise on the trip here.