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Ahead of the game | Leeds up next for the Royals

All you need to know as Whites come to town...

9 March 2018

Get ahead of the game as Leeds United round off four matches in 14 days at Madejski Stadium for the Royals..

Reading vs Leeds United
Sky Bet Championship
Madejski Stadium
3pm kick-off

Club News

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9 March 2018

The Royals go into Saturday's match against Leeds United off the back of a hard-fought draw against Bolton in RG2, with the visitors losing out to runaway leaders Wolves on Wednesday night.

Jaap Stam's side won the reverse fixture earlier in the season at Elland Road, with former Leeds winger Mo Barrow latching onto Joey van den Berg's pass late on to put Reading ahead.

Vito Mannone stepped up and secured all three points on the day after saving a stoppage time penalty to bring the spoils back to RG2 - with the Royals aiming for a league double over the visitors with victory this weekend.

As for Leeds, they have been sliding away from the play-off places in the Championship of late and a place in mid-table looks likely for Paul Heckingbottom's men, barring an outstanding run to the end of the season.

For the Royals, three points could see them edge further away from the bottom three - with Tuesday's draw moving them five points clear of the drop zone.

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now and will be available to purchase on the day of the game for all home supporters. For all ticketing enquiries, follow the link to our Ticket Office page or contact the Ticket Office by phone on 0118 968 1313.

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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. There are more places to park than ever before, though, so click here and find out what the best option is for you!

Temporary Road Closure - South Oak Way – Green Park Outbound - To facilitate overflow parking of Leeds United supporter coaches, South Oak Way outbound from Green Park will be closed from 16:30 hours to 17:00. Exit from Green Park during this period will be via Brook Drive / Longwater Avenue.  We are very grateful to Green Park for working with us and permitting parking the coaches.

Pre-match chat

Odds

The Royals are favourites according to EFL title sponsors Sky Bet at odds of 6/4 for all three points, with Leeds out at 15/8 for victory at Madejski Stadium - the draw is priced at 9/4.

Following his assist in midweek, Chris Martin is available at 11/2 to open the scoring on Saturday afternoon, while Mo Barrow is priced at 2/1 to repeat his heroics at Elland Road earlier in the season and score any time.

Officials

Club News

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Scott Duncan will be in charge of proceedings at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, in his second time officiating the Royals this season - the first being our opening day defeat at Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Mr Duncan has averaged just under three yellow cards per match this term, and has brandished the red card seven times.

He will be assisted on the day by Daniel Robathan and Robert Hyde, with Trevor Kettle between the benches as fourth official.

Follow it Live!

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 (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 behind-the-scenes story and 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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