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Ahead of the game | Canaries up next at Carrow Road

Norwich are the hosts this weekend

16 March 2018

All you need to know as the Royals head to East Anglia this weekend...

Norwich City vs Reading
Saturday 17th March 2018
Sky Bet Championship
Carrow Road
3pm kick-off


‘We need a result; it’s as simple as that’ – Jaap

16 March 2018

The Royals head to mid-table Norwich at the weekend, hoping for three points to boost the points tally heading into the upcoming international break.

Daniel Farke's side no longer appear to be troubling the top six, sitting 12 points off the top six but also well clear of danger of relegation.

Reading sit six points above the bottom three as it stands, with a victory at Carrow Road on the players' minds as they aim to get further clear of the teams behind them in the Championship table.

The Royals will be hoping for better fortunes after the Canaries won the reverse fixture at Madejski Stadium earlier in the season, courtesy of a fine free-kick from danger-man James Maddison - with Cameron Jerome inflicting defeat on the Royals after Liam Moore had levelled the scoring.  



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Supporters' Trust at Reading (STAR) offer travel to all away games, details of which can be found by following the link by clicking here

Please note that snow is expected across the country over the weekend, please be sure to check your travel arrangements and allow plenty of time to travel if you are heading to Norwich this weekend.

Pre-match chat


According to EFL title sponsors Sky Bet, you can get odds of 18/5 on a Reading win on Saturday afternoon, with hosts Norwich odds-on favourites at 4/5, with odds of 12/5 on the spoils to be shared.

Mo Barrow is available at 10/3 to score any time and notch his 10th goal of the season, while Leandro Bacuna is priced at 7/1 to score against the Canaries on Saturday.


Oliver Langford will be overseeing proceedings at Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon, and has averaged around three yellow cards per match this season - having also taken the Royals in our Boxing Day clash at Bristol City earlier this season.

He will be assisted on the day by Lee Venamore and Steven Meredith, with Nigel Lugg between the benches as fourth official.  

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