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Ahead of the game | Royals to welcome Owls to Madejski Stadium

Sheffield Wednesday are the weekend's visitors in RG2

24 November 2017

Find out everything you need to know as the Royals get back out on home turf at the weekend...

Reading vs Sheffield Wednesday
Saturday 25th November 2017
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium
3pm kick-off

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Both Reading and Sheffield Wednesday will be going into Saturday's match hoping to go one better than their midweek matches, with both sides having drawn 2-2 in their game in the week.

Similarly to the Royals, Wednesday came from behind to earn a point away from home at Ipswich Town on Wednesday night, while Leandro Bacuna equalised from the spot to earn Reading a point at Bolton Wanderers.

Carlos Carvalhal and his side harbour top six ambitions once again this season, having suffered heartache for a second consecutive campaign with a defeat against Huddersfield Town in the semi-finals of the play-offs last season.

The Owls have picked up their form after an average start to the season by their standards, having lost just once in their last seven matches and climbing to within four points of the play-off places as the Championship table begins to take shape.

The Royals, meanwhile, have been bolstered by the returns of Joey van den Berg from suspension, as well as welcoming back Liam Kelly and Jón Daði Böðvarsson from injury, with Yann Kermorgant hoping to also be fit after a minor knock last weekend.

In another important match for the Royals, they will be hoping for three more points to add to their tally for the season before another South Yorkshire side, Barnsley, visit RG2 on Tuesday night. 

 

Pre-match chat

Odds

Championship sponsors, Sky Bet, have made the Royals 13/8 for victory on Saturday afternoon at Madejski Stadium, with Sheffield Wednesday also available at 13/8 for all three points. You can find odds of 9/4 for the points to be shared at the weekend.

Having scored in midweek, Liam Moore is available at 8/1 to net his fourth of the season. Tuesday night's second goalscorer, Leandro Bacuna, is priced at 9/2 to score any time at Madejski Stadium against the Owls.

NB: Odds are subject to change, odds are correct at time of publication.

Officials

David Coote will be refereeing Saturday's game at Madejski Stadium. In his matches so far this season, he has averaged around four yellow cards per match, and is yet to send a player off this term.

Coote will be assisted on the flanks by Mark Pottage and John Flynn, with Charles Breakspear between the benches as fourth official. 

Travel

Club News

Madejski matchday parking options broader than ever before!

23 October 2017

There have been important changes in car parking and bus travel for the upcoming season, with parking at Madejski Stadium now having to be pre-booked online, as well as a continuation of our bus subsidies with Reading Buses. There are more places to park than ever before, though, so click here and find out what the best option is for you!

Important: The M4 is closed all weekend both ways between Junction 12 and 13, for bridge refurbishment. Please plan your journey accordingly, and allow plenty of time to travel to Madejski Stadium in time for kick-off.

Tickets

For all ticketing enquiries, follow the link to our Ticket Office page or contact the Ticket Office by phone on 0118 968 1313. Our official online ticketing service www.readingfcdirect.co.uk sells seats for home and away games, and email enquiries can be sent to ticketing@readingfc.co.uk.

Click the button below for full selling information for this game.

Follow it live!

The best way to follow the game live is at Madejski Stadium in person, by getting behind the team!

But if you’re based in the UK or Ireland and can’t make it to the match, you can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live audio commentary on iFollow for as little as £4.49 per month. Not only that, but our online subscription also allows you access to extended match highlights and exclusive interviews which you won’t see anywhere else.

And supporters based overseas will be able to watch live video of a majority of our games – including this one – by using iFollow.  Match passes are just £5, or you can sign up for the season for £110 (prices equated to your local currency).

As ever, we’ll also provide live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and look out for our match photos on Instagram.  And head to Snapchat and find 'officialrfc' to follow our matchday story as it unfolds!

Reminder

We wish to politely remind supporters that the football club is responsible for their conduct at all matches (home or away) and any person committing a football-related offence or involved in serious misconduct at any match will result in a club ban. Examples of serious misconduct include discriminatory, offensive or abusive chanting, entering the pitch, persistent standing and throwing a missile. Supporters witnessing any incidents of serious misconduct are encouraged to report this to the football club by texting 80800, beginning your message with the word SAFE.


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