Preston are placed eight in the standings and have 28 points from 19 games, while Reading are three places lower at the 11th spot and have 26 points from 18 matches.
Reading have a good opportunity to bring an end to their recent unbeaten run when they play host to Preston North End in the EFL Championship. The Friday night contest has all the necessary ingredients to make it an interesting watch. Both sides will be contesting for the playoff spots in the Championship and the upcoming encounter provides them with the opportunity to get ahead of the other in the race for Premier League promotion.
|Reading vs Preston North End||Key details|
|Kickoff time in India||1:30 am (Saturday)|
|Kickoff time in the United Kingdom||8 pm|
There is not much to separate them in terms of points or positions in the table. Preston are placed eight in the standings and have 28 points from 19 games, while Reading are three places lower at the 11th spot and have 26 points from 18 matches. Having played a game lesser than the visitors, Reading have the opportunity to leapfrog their opponents on Friday night with a win. However, the form is with Preston, who have won three of their last four matches, while Reading have only won one of their last five games.
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Historically this fixture has been in the favour of the home side. Out of the 12 matches played at this ground in the Championship, Reading have won most of them with nine victories to their name. Preston North End have won it twice at this ground, while the other game ended in a draw. The last time these two teams played at this ground was in August 2021 and Reading won that contest 2-1. With not much to separate the two teams, fans can expect to see a tightly-fought affair on Friday night.
|Total matches at Madejski Stadium in Championship||12|
|Preston North End won||2|
|Total Reading goals||19|
|Total Preston North End goals||11|
|Biggest Reading win||4-1 (2010)|
|Biggest Preston North End win||3-0 (2020)|
|Last 5 Matches (all competitions)||Results|
|Preston North End lose to Reading||2-3|
|Reading beat Preston North End||2-1|
|Preston North End draw Reading||0-0|
|Reading lose to Preston North End||0-2|
|Preston North End lose to Reading||0-2|