Reading v Leeds Match Thread
24 Nov 2019 02:41pm, by Ellandback1
Reading FC v Leeds United
Tuesday 26th November 2019 20:00 | Madejski Stadium
Following their victory at Kenilworth Road at the weekend, and returning to an automatic promotion slot, Leeds confidence should be sky high as they aim to stretch their unbeaten run to seven games. Their next opponents, Reading occupy 18th place in the Championship having clawed themselves free of the relegation zone following recent victories over Preston, Millwall and Luton before being edged out 1-0 against Brentford last weekend.
Bielsa will be encouraged that Hernandez played all 90 minutes against the Hatters. Liam Cooper too, showed no repercussion of the groin injury he sustained at Blackburn earlier this month as the Leeds skipper returned to action for the final half an hour. Alioski was an unused substitute at the weekend, but is likely to play some part of proceedings on Tuesday evening. Nketiah is still a couple of weeks away from returning, but with Bamford on the scoresheet for the last couple of games, would Bielsa give him any game time anyway?
Last season Leeds did the double over Reading with a one nil victory at Elland Road and a three nil victory in last seasons corresponding fixture at the Madejski Stadium. Back in March Mateusz Klich opened the scoring and Pablo Hernandez secured the victory with a brace of goals. After last seasons victory Leeds are looking to win consecutive away league visits to Reading for the first time and hope to win four consecutive league matches for the first time since a run of seven in a row in November and December 2018. On the other hand Reading have not won four consecutive home league games since April 2017 under Jaap Stam.
Leeds Staring XI:
Casilla, Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Hernandez, Harrison, Roberts, Bamford
Subs: Meslier, Douglas, Berardi, Shackleton, Alioski, Costa, Clarke