EFL Championship

Reading vs Luton Town: Preview, Prediction, Team News

Reading Luton Town, Six Sports

Reading is set to host Luton Town in the EFL Championship on Thursday evening at the Madejski Stadium. The hosts would be looking forward to a win to end their winless run.

Reading is currently going through a poor patch of form without having a single victory in the last 5 matches. Meanwhile, they lost their previous fixture against Middlesbrough by 2:1.

Velico Paunovic’s men have a tough job in hand to secure a win against better placed Luton Town. They are placed in the 21st position, one place above the relegation with 22 points out of the 25 played.

On the other hand, Luton Town is in the 15th spot in the league table, securing 32 points from 23 matches played. They have managed to win two matches out of the 5 league matches played.

Nathan Jones’s men would be looking forward to securing a win after their huge victory against Bournemouth in the last fixture.

Reading vs Luton Town Team News, Suspension and Injuries

Reading is set to miss Michael Morrison, Tom McIntyre, Lucas Joao, and Yakou Meite due to injuries. Abdul-Rahman Baba and Andy Yiadom are on international duty at the ongoing AFCON.

The visitors will see Harry Cornick and Tom Lockyer on the sidelines due to injuries. Admiral Muskwe is currently representing Zimbabwe at the AFCON and is out of the fixture.

Head To Head

Both the teams have faced each other 57 times with Reading securing an upper in the tie. Reading has won 26 times while Luton Town has picked up 22 wins in that time. Meanwhile, nine games have ended in a draw.

Reading Form in last 5 matches (all competitions): L-D-L-L-L

Luton Town Form in last 5 matches (all competitions): L-W-D-W-W

Predicted Lineup

Reading possible lineup:
Southwood; Tetek, Holmes, Laurent, Bristow; Rinomhota, Drinkwater, Swift; Camara, Joao, Dele-Bashiru

Luton Town possible lineup:
Shea; Burke, Bradley, Naismith; Bree, Campbell, Mpanzu, Bell; Clark, Adebayo, Onyedinma

Prediction

Going by the recent form, the visitors have a clear upper hand over the hosts. Luton Town boss Nathan Jones would not settle for anything less than a win against Reading. On the contrary, it’s an uphill task for Reading to secure points against the visitors.

So, we expect Luton Town to win the tie easily by a margin of 2 goals.

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