Foot Predictions shows Tuesday’s championship clash between Wycombe Wanderers and Reading, including hunches, preview and possible lineups.
Reading square against table background Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night, holding a five-point cushion in the championship playoffs.
While visitors have lost three of their last four games, Wycombe is 11 points behind security, despite drawing at Millwall on Saturday.
With only six points remaining below the first two, head of reading Veljko Paunovic you will feel that your team is still fighting for automatic promotion.
In reality, however, the Royals must first secure a place in the playoffs, having recorded three losses in four games, the last of which occurred at home against Middlesbrough on Saturday.
The setback at Madejski Stadium gave hope to the chasing squad, which previously relied on Bournemouth to remain without any inconsistency for the following weeks.
An away game at Wycombe undoubtedly came at the right time for Reading, mainly because they tried to improve their score by just four goals in five games.
However, losing at Adams Park would leave Paunovic with more cause for concern, aware that this group of players has already suffered an unforeseen loss earlier in the season.
Despite taking four points from away games in Huddersfield Town and Millwall, Wycombe is in a worse position than it was ten days ago.
Considering the result and performance alone, Gareth Ainsworth you’ll be happy that your team managed a goalless draw against the resurgent Lions over the weekend.
However, the Chairboys are running out of games to get their fifth win on the board, and there is a feeling that the maximum points should be earned against Reading or Norwich City this week.
The reverse game ended with a 1-0 victory for Reading, who won at home thanks to a 64-minute goal. Lucas joao.
Wycombe Wanderers Championship form: DLLWLD
Reading the championship form: WDLLWL
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Ainsworth will consider the Wycombe side who started the game at The Den on Saturday.
Garath McCleary and Admiral muskwe are in line for a recall if changes are made, but the goalkeeper David Stockdale expected to continue between the sticks due to Ryan Allsop contracting an injury before the game against Millwall.
Paunovic could provide opportunities for the Reading pair Sone Aluko and George Puscas after your team underperformed over the weekend.
The head of the Royals can also take the chance to give the defender a start Liam Moore, which has not participated since 19 December.
Possible initial lineup for Wycombe Wanderers:
Stockdale; Grimmer, Stewart, Tafazolli, Obita; Onyedinma, Wheeler, Knight, Mehmeti, Horgan; Ikpeazu
Possible initial lineup reading:
Cabral; Yiadom, Moore, McIntyre, Richards; Rinomhota, Laurent; Olise, Semedo, Aluko; John
Probability: Wycombe Wanderers 1-2 Reading
With the victories good enough for Wycombe at this stage, we hope that Ainsworth instructs his players to go on the right foot. However, this may not be the right tactic against a quality Reading team, and the Royals can beat their hosts in a competitive competition.