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Ahead of the game: A midweeker against The Whites

13 December 2016

All you need to know ahead of our clash with Leeds United in our match preview...

After getting back to winning ways at the weekend the Royals make the trip up to Yorkshire on Tuesday evening to try and build on an impressive victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Leeds will be looking for a response to their 2-0 away defeat to Brighton on Friday night when the Royals visit Elland Road.

Garry Monk's side currently sit sixth in the Sky Bet Championship table, three places and five points behind Reading, so there are three big points up for grabs come the 7.45pm kick-off on Tuesday.

Advance tickets are available for this game until midday on Tuesday.

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📰 Jaap says the team will be leaving nothing to chance in preparation for Leeds on Tuesday evening:

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) December 12, 2016

Ali Al-Habsi: “We need to go away from home and show why we are third in the table."

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) December 12, 2016

The Royals are at 23/10 to take the points in Yorkshire., with the hosts at 6/5 to bounce back from their defeat on the South coast with a win. Sky Bet, title Partners of EFL, have placed the odds of a draw between the two clubs at 23/10.

After his return to action against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, Yann Kemorgant is at odds of 2/1 to score for Reading on Tuesday night. Roy Beerens is 100/30 net again after his brace against the Owls.

Geoff Eltringham will be taking charge of events at Elland Road on Tuesday evening and has yet to referee a Royals match this season. The man in the middle has overseen a Leeds match this season however, when he refereed their 3-1 away defeat to Forest in late August.   

Nick Greenhalgh and James Mainwaring will be running the lines for the midweek clash, with Christopher Kavanagh as fourth official. 

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