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Ahead of the game | As sure as Hull

A preview of our meeting with the Tigers

22 September 2017

After a midweek cup clash, all eyes return to league action when we meet Hull City this weekend back on home soil.

Reading vs Hull City
Madejski Stadium
Sky Bet Championship
Saturday 23rd September 2017, 3pm 

There are a number of ex-Tigers in our side, ready to take on their former side – such as skipper Paul McShane, goalie Vito Mannone and recent arrival Sone Aluko.

And a Reading Academy graduate has been a regular for this weekend’s visitors… Michael Hector returns to Madejski Stadium in orange and black.

The Tigers have just a single point on the road this season – a draw on the opening day at Aston Villa – but we’ll have to be at it again to ensure the points stay in Berkshire.

Pre-match chat

Odds

As home side, Reading are favourites with EFL title sponsors Sky Bet – 11/8 are the odds of three points for Jaap Stam’s side.  The Tigers can be backed at 2/1, while the draw stands at 23/10.

Sone Aluko is 2/1 to score his first goal for Reading at any time against his former side, while Liam Kelly is 7/2 to notch number five for the campaign.

Officials

Stephen Martin takes charge of a Royals fixture for the second time this season – the previous time coming at St Andrew’s, when Reading headed into the international weekend on a winning note with a 2-0 win at Birmingham’s expense.

John Flynn and Akil Howson will be running the lines as assistant referees, while Tom Nield completes the officiating quartet by manning the fourth official’s board.

Travel

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. Click here for further information.

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 or £45 for a season pass. 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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