Peterborough United vs Reading preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
 Lucas Joao (L) of Reading celebrates after scoring their first foal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Huddersfield Town at the Madejski Stadium on January 22, 2022 in Reading, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

21st place faces 22nd in the Championship on Wednesday evening as Peterborough United host Reading.

Peterborough find themselves in the relegation zone, just two points behind Reading who are one place above. Both teams have only picked up one point from their last seven games combined, so the two clubs will be looking to win this game to start a run of form to try and keep them in the league.

Team news

Peterborough will be without Mark Beevers with a hamstring injury, while Jack Taylor, Dan Butler and Harrison Burrows are all still unavailable.

Junior Hoilett will be unavailable for Reading through suspension after picking up a red card against Coventry City in Saturday's 2-3 loss. Yakou Meite could start after coming off the bench on Saturday, along with Tom McIntyre, who has returned to the bench in recent games.

Predicted lineups


Benda; Thompson, Knight, Kent, Coulson, Brown, Fuchs, Norburn, Ward, Clarke-Harris, Poku.


Hein;  Yiadom, Morrison, Holmes, Rahman, Rinomhota, Laurent, Ince, Swift, Meite, Joao.

Ones to watch

Oliver Norburn

Although he requested to leave the club at the end of January, Norburn has been a key player for Posh since arriving in the summer. The now captain is calm in possession, shows a good range of passing and is a good tackler. 

Yakou Meite

The Ivory Coast international made his first appearance off the bench for the Royals on Saturday following a lengthy spell out with a knee injury. Meite is a key player and a big personality, his pace and power is a massive part of his game, something most players at this level can't handle.

Previous meetings

The last time these two sides met was in September, when Reading ran out 3-1 winners, thanks to goals from John Swift and a double from Tom Dele-Bashiru

How to watch

This match kicks-off on Wednesday, February 16 at 19:45 GMT, and is live to watch on Sky Sports Football.