Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 14 Goals 40 (53)
(28) 14 Assists 28 (40)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 7 (6.8)
30.1 Average Age 30.6
184.1 Average Height (cm) 180.5
(0.8) 0.8 Shots pg 1.2 (1.3)
(42%) 42% Aerial Duel Success 51% (52%)
(0.5) 0.3 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.4)
(1.3) 1.2 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Jem Karacan Out 6.62
Alex McCarthy Out 7.16
Danny Guthrie Out 6.71
Player Reason Status Rating
Kevin Mirallas Doubtful 7.05
Darron Gibson Doubtful 6.84
Victor Anichebe Doubtful 6.82
Tony Hibbert Doubtful 6.72

Team News

  • After a dour affair at home to Norwich last time out, The Royals fans will hope for more excitement this time out and in turn, McDermott may make some changes.
  • With Guthrie and Karacan still sidelined, Leigertwood and Tabb should continue in midfield, while Federici will retain his place in goal in the absence of Alex McCarthy.
  • Jimmy Kebe could come in and replace McCleary having looked bright from the bench last time out, while Pogrebnyak will also hope to return to the side in place of Noel Hunt.
  • Kevin Mirallas sustained a hamstring injury against Sunderland and is likely to miss out this weekend, potentially joining Hibbert, Gibson and Anichebe on the sidelines.
  • Steven Naismith is likely to come in for the Belgian winger in what may be the only change to the side that won against Sunderland last weekend.
  • New signing Thomas Hitzlsperger will hope for a chance to start ahead of Neville in midfield, but the more defensive minded option should be favoured.

Prediction

  • Reading have only beaten Everton once in their 6 league encounters, the last three of which have all ended in a 1-0 scoreline.
  • Although they have lost just once in 11 away matches and sit 4th in the league, The Toffees haven't had it all their own way and broke a Premier League record last time out by coming from behind to get a result in their 6th consecutive game.
  • As ever, Everton's threat will be focused down the left, while Reading will also concentrate their attacks out wide so this should be an interesting game, with Moyes' side set to have too much quality.
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