After a losing streak of seven games Reading will be back in action this weekend when they host Coventry City at the Select Car Leasing Stadium. The fixture is set to begin at 18:00 of 12th February 2022.
Reading has not been able to break away from the relegation picture despite poor performances by other teams in the drop zone. Coming into this game Veljko Paunovićs Reading lost in all the last seven games. Both teams scored in two of their last five games and Reading scored four games.
The hosts will be looking for better results following 2-1 Championship loss to Bristol City in their last match. In that game, they had 52% possession, 18 shots with four of them on target and goals scored by Michael Morrison (47′ Own goal) and John Swift (74′). Bristol City had 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Antoine Semenyo (44′) scored for Bristol City.
Meanwhile, with two wins and two losses in the last three matches, Coventry City now sits 13th in the championship table and are five points behind the Championship playoffs spot. Coventry City has picked up seven points from the last five games both home and away. Both teams scored in three of those games Coventry scored seven goals in that period.
Coventry City shared spoils 1-1 in the Championship match versus Blackpool in their last game. In that game, Coventry City had 60% possession and 20 shots on goal with four of them on target and a goal scored by Viktor Gyökeres (42′). Blackpool got 10 shots with four of them on target and a goal by Gary Madine (24′).
Reading vs Coventry City head to head
These two sides have 19 direct encounters since 2002. Out of the 19 meetings each side has seven wins and five matches ended in stalemates.
- Coventry 2-1 Reading 21/08/21
- Reading 3-0 Coventry 19/01/21
- Coventry 3-2 Reading 30/10/20
- Reading 2-0 Coventry 11/02/12
- Coventry 1-1 Reading 24/09/11
- Bristol City 2-1 Reading
- QPR 4-0 Reading
- Reading 3-4 Huddersfield
- Reading 0-2 Luton
- Middlesbrough 2-1 Reading
- Coventry 1-1 Blackpool
- Southampton 2-1 Coventry
- Middlesbrough 1-0 Coventry
- Coventry 1-0 Stoke
- Coventry 1-2 QPR
Reading team news
Dejan Tetek and Scott Dann are doubts for the game while Alen Halilovic, Femi Azeez and Felipe Araruna have been ruled out through injuries.
Coventry City team news
The visitors boast a clean bill of heath ahead of this game.
Prediction and odds
Coventry City is slight favorites in this game contrary to Reading who is on seven-game losing streak, despite having home advantage.
- Coventry City Win
- Both teams to score