Reading vs QPR preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Jonathan Leko of Birmingham City and Andy Rinomhota of Reading FC battle for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Reading at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on March 17, 2021 in Birmingham, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Reading will be looking to bounce back from defeat to Birmingham City with a win over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

The home side find themselves in a precarious position, sat in sixth place and only two points clear of seventh. A win here would do them the world of good.

Meanwhile, for the away side, QPR seem to be set for mid-table mediocrity but have picked up form of late, winning three of their last four league games.

This game could go either way, but Reading need to be winning these types of games, with their run-in proving to be very tough. The Royals have four of the top six left to play.

Team news

Reading will be without Michael Morrison, John Swift and Felipe Araruna as they continue to recover from injuries.

QPR will also be without injured midfielders Luke Amos and Tom Carroll.

Predicted lineups 

Reading:

Rafael; Yiadom, Moore, Holmes, Richards, Laurent, Rinomhota, Meite, Olise, Ejaria, Joao.

QPR:

Dieng; Barbet, Dickie, De Wijs, Kane, Wallace, Johansen, Field, Chair, Dykes, Austin.

Ones to watch

Yakou Meite

He returned to the side last weekend against Nottingham Forest, coming off the bench and scoring. He started midweek against Birmingham and scored again. Two goals in two games for the Ivorian, so don’t be surprised to see him on the scoresheet this time around.

Jordy De Wijs

The Dutchman signed on loan from Hull City in January but has struggled with injury, only making his debut at the start of the month. Despite only playing just three games, the centre back has kept two clean sheets, and he scored the winner for the R's in midweek as they came from 0-2 down to beat Millwall 3-2.

Previous meetings

The last time these two sides met was earlier in the season when a late goal from Michael Olise gave the Royals all three points in front of 2,000 fans at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

How to watch

This match will kick off at 15:00 GMT on Saturday, March 20, and is available to watch by purchasing an iFollow pass for £10.

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