2020-21 Championship – Watford vs Reading Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Watford vs Reading kick off? Friday 9th April 2021 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Watford vs Reading being played? Vicarage Road, Watford

Where can I get tickets for Watford vs Reading? Check official club websites for the latest ticket information

What TV channel is Watford vs Reading on in the UK? Sky Sports have the rights to Championship matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Watford vs Reading in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

WATFORD

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Bachmann; Kiko Femenia, Troost-Ekong, Sierralta, Masina; Chalobah, Hughes, Gosling; Sarr, Joao Pedro, Sema

Unavailable: Dele-Bashiru (Injured), Quina (Injured)

Questionable: Cleverley (Injured), Perica (Injured)

READING

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Rafael; Yiadom, Holmes, Moore, Esteves; Rinomhota, Laurent; Meite, Olise, Ejaria; Puscas

Unavailable: Araruna (Injured), Morrison (Injured), Swift (Injured)

Questionable: Richards (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Watford were pegged back by Middlesbrough on Easter Monday and forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at the Riverside Stadium. The Hornets however, remain nine points clear in second-place and in one of the pole positions to secure an immediate return to the Premier League. With 19 points accrued from the last 21 available to them and a squad strong enough to handle the demands physically at this stage of the season, Watford will prove an extremely difficult prospect for Reading. Whilst the Royals sit just inside the playoff places, their recent away form has been poor picking up just two points from their last three matches on the road. Watford at Vicarage Road is an assignment that looks beyond him when taking into account the quality of Xisco Munoz’s side and the hosts are to be favoured for victory here.

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