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EFL: Reading vs Brentford

Reading 18:00 Brentford

Brentford made the trip to Madejski Stadium to face Reading with the opportunity to narrow the gap to 2 points with the second-place West Bromwich Albion. 

Meanwhile, after failing to win one of their last two matches, Reading hosted host Bees on Tuesday night just over 7 points in the relegation zone.

With only 4 points from 4 matches before the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Thomas Frank could feel that his team had very little chance of achieving a direct promotion to the Premier League. However, recent victories over rivals Fulham and West Bromwich Albion have helped Brentford gain significant momentum at the critical stage of the season. Playing a day earlier than West Brom gives Brentford the chance to reach second place, a position that at one stage is guaranteed to remain within the sights of the Baggies and Leeds United. With a good schedule, everything is ready for the London Club to end the campaign at a high level, something that will be easier achieved if Ollie Watkins can build his goals compared to the Baggies. That strike ended a three-match wait for his 23rd goal since the beginning of August and wanted to hit the 30-goal mark - the last achieved by Glenn Murray in 2012-13. After being sent off against Derby, Reading midfielder Matt Miazga will serve for the first time in a three-match suspension. Sam Baldock could get the nod in his attack on George Puscas, who hasn't impressed in both matches since resuming.

Despite sitting in the middle of the standings before the covid epidemic, failing to beat both Stoke City or Derby County has left the Royals 11 points behind with Cardiff City in the promoted play-off position and Mark Bowen's army hour now. will be given priority to avoid being dragged into the relegation battle with club Berkshire now only 7 points out of 22 position. Although 2 more wins will prove more than enough, Reading still faces 4 matches with clubs set below them, a script will ensure that they remain under pressure until mathematically guaranteeing that they cannot fall into League One. With an additional 1-day of preparation, Brentford captain Frank will keep the changes to a minimum, appearing from his first bench back after coronavirus-positive testing, Bryan Mbeumo should appear. Now on the right wing.