After a solitary season in the Premier League, Reading and Fulham will lock horns once more in a fixture that has proven to be a feisty encounter in recent seasons...
Reading vs Fulham
Sky Bet Championship
Tuesday 1st October 2019
Recent history between the Royals and Fulham suggests that Tuesday night's game at Madejski Stadium will be hotly-contested, with the Cottagers hoping to build another promotion-earning campaign to get straight back to the top flight, following relegation at the first attempt last season.
Scott Parker, now in permanent charge of the Whites after his caretaker spell with the club, has led Fulham to 15 points from their first nine games.
His side ended a run of three consecutive draws with a dominant win over Wigan Athletic on Friday night, in a game where Fulham restricted their visitors to the extent that they did not register a single shot on target.
As for José Gomes and his Reading squad, they will have taken heart from a battling comeback against Swansea City on Saturday afternoon that saw them take a well-earned point, thanks to a last-minute rifled equaliser from Andy Yiadom.
Swansea had taken the lead in the early knockings of the game through a Borja Baston header, but the Royals kept up their onslaught on the Swans' goal throughout the second half and it paid off with a deserved point at the end of it.
But the relentless nature of the Championship ensures the next chance for points is always around the corner, with the Royals and Fulham set to do battle once more and renew their intense on-pitch battles at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night.
It's all set to be a blockbuster encounter between two sides that know each other well, so make sure you're in RG2 on the night to show your support for the boys in blue and white hoops.
For full ticket information, including prices and how you can buy online, head here.
You can also visit our Ticket Office during opening hours or ring 0118 968 1313.
Parking paid on site on arrival on a first-come first-served basis at the cost of £10. There are also other options off site for our fans including buses and Park & Ride.
Please note that contactless payments are now being accepted for matchday parking at Madejski Stadium and the Old Greyhound Stadium.
For details on your full range of travel options, head here.
It'll be the first night of the year where layers are going to be essential at Madejski Stadium. Wrap up and warm yourselves up by backing the boys on Tuesday evening.
Food & Drink
Make sure you follow @bluecollarfood on Twitter to find out their latest news, where they’ll be announcing what fantastic food outlets will be located where for Tuesday night's fixture.
Also, please note that for the 2019-20 season, we are prioritising contactless card payments on kiosks within the concourses at Madejski Stadium - meaning quicker service for all. There will be only one cash till per kiosk so please ensure you have card payment if possible.
Matchday itinerary and opening times
Fanstore - 9am - 10.45pm (approx.)
Ticket Office - 9am - half-time
Hospitality - 5.30pm - 11.15pm
Jazz Café - 5pm - 11pm
Fan Zone and Fun Zone open - 6pm onwards
Gates open - 6.30pm
Teams announced - 7pm
Kick-off - 8pm
Full-time - 9.45pm (approx.)
Final F1 bus to Reading Station - 10.41pm
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.