Fleetwood Town vs Reading Match Analysis & Prediction
13/02/2024 10:45 pm
Fleetwood Town will be looking to bounce back from a defeat to Lincoln City when they play host to Reading at Highbury Stadium in Tuesday’s League One match.
Meanwhile, the visitors will be hoping to continue their impressive run of form, having avoided defeat in each of their last five league matches.
Fleetwood went into the weekend with the aim of securing a third successive victory after posting back-to-back wins over Port Vale and Bristol Rovers.
Promise Omochere opened the scoring in Saturday’s away encounter with Lincoln, before Bosun Lawal was given his marching orders in first-half stoppage time.
Lincoln ultimately made full use of the numerical advantage to score two goals in the second half and condemn Fleetwood to their eighth away defeat of the League One season.
Having picked up 25 points from 31 matches, the Cod Army are currently languishing in 23rd position in the league standings, with six points separating them from safety.
While they have shown signs of improvement under Charlie Adam, Fleetwood still need to tighten up at the back if they are to escape the relegation zone, having conceded 52 goals to leave them with the worst defensive record in the division.
Despite having to contend with a four-point deduction, Reading have managed to put three points between themselves and the bottom four following a fine run of form.
Ruben Selles has made his side a tough team to beat in recent times, with the Royals losing just one of their last 12 League One matches.
The Royals extended their unbeaten run to five league matches with a home victory over relegation rivals Charlton Athletic at the weekend.
Femi Azeez’s second-half brace proved enough to lead Selles’ side to a 2-0 victory, representing their fourth win in the last five home games.
Reading will now head on their travels for their next match, where they will have the chance to secure successive away league wins for the first time this season.
Fleetwood Town vs. Reading Head to head
These two teams have only previously met once, with Fleetwood winning 2-1 away.
24/10/2023Reading1Fleetwood Town2League One
13/02/2024Fleetwood TownN/AReadingN/ALeague One
Fleetwood Town Team News
Fleetwood are expected to take to the pitch without the services of Harry Boyes, who has missed the last three matches through injury.
Having scored in three of Fleetwood’s last four matches, Jayden Stockley will be looking to continue his fine form when he leads the line against Reading.
Fleetwood Town's Last 5 Matches
20/01/2024Fleetwood Town0Portsmouth1League One
27/01/2024Wycombe Wanderers2Fleetwood Town2League One
03/02/2024Fleetwood Town3Port Vale0League One
06/02/2024Bristol Rovers0Fleetwood Town2League One
10/02/2024Lincoln City2Fleetwood Town1League One
Reading Team News
Selles has revealed that defender Tom Holmes is unlikely to return to fitness before the end of the month, while Jeriell Dorsett is in contention to start after coming off the bench to play the final half-hour against Charlton.
The head coach will continue to keep faith with forward Sam Smith, who will be looking to score his first goal of the calendar year.
Reading's Last 5 Matches
23/01/2024Reading1Derby County0League One
27/01/2024Reading1Leyton Orient1League One
03/02/2024Oxford United1Reading1League One
10/02/2024Reading2Charlton Athletic0League One
Fleetwood Town vs. Reading: Odds and Predictions
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