The hosts got the better of AFC Wimbledon 2-0 last Wednesday, while Brighton defeated Estoril Praia 4-1 three days later.
Reading will host Brighton & Hove Albion in a pre-season friendly at Madejski Stadium on Saturday. Both sides are heading into the match on the back of victories. The hosts got the better of AFC Wimbledon 2-0 last Wednesday, while Brighton defeated Estoril Praia 4-1 three days later. Reading had a disappointing 2021-22 Championship season, finishing 21st in the 24-team table. The Seagulls, on the other hand, had a very good 2021-22 Premier League season, finishing ninth in the points table and they will be hoping to better that number in the upcoming season.
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Reading began their pre-season with a 2-0 win over Colchester, lost 2-0 to Benfica, played out a 1-1 draw against West Ham and then got the better of AFC Wimbledon in their last outing. Yakou Maite opened the scoring 10 minutes before half-time before summer-signing Jeff Hendrick , who has joined the club on loan from Newcastle United, netted a second for the Royals towards the end of the second half. After the game against Brighton, Paul Ince’s side will begin their new Championship season with a trip to Blackpool on July 30.
Brighton, on the other hand, will play two more friendlies against Brentford and Espanyol before taking on Manchester United in their 2022-23 Premier League opener on August 7. The Seagulls began the summer with a goalless draw against Union SG before thrashing Estoril last Weekend. Neal Maupay netted a brace to put Graham Potter’s side ahead, while Kaoru Mitoma and new arrival Deniz Undav also got on the score-sheet to secure a comfortable win in Portugal.
Reading’s new striker Shane Long, who missed the previous game because of a slight niggle is expected to come back into the playing eleven on Saturday. Lumley could return in goal, while Holmes, Hutchinson and Mcintyre are expected to form the three-man defence. As for Brighton, summer signings, Julio Enciso and Simon Adingra could feature on Saturday. Trossard and Maupay are expected to lead the attack with Gross might be deployed behind them in a free role. Caicedo, Alzte and Cucurella could form the three-man midfield.
Reading probable starting lineup: Lumley; Holmes, Hutchinson, Mclntyre; Yiadom, Hendrick, Fornah, Joliet; Ejaria; Meite, Joao
Brighton & Hove Albion probable starting lineup: Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Duffy; March, Caicedo, Alzate, Cucurella; Gross; Trossard, Maupay
The pre-season friendly match between Reading and Brighton & Hove Albion will take place at Madejski Stadium on Saturday 7:30 pm IST.
Live coverage of the match is available on onefootball, DAZN, VG+ and Eleven Sports 2 Portugal.