EFL pundit delivers surprise prediction ahead of Bristol City’s clash with Reading

The Robins are on the road again for the second time this week as they play Reading
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Bristol City are hoping to make it two wins from two this week as they travel to the Madejski Stadium to face Reading in the EFL Championship.

The Robins are on a high after defeating West Brom 2-0 on Tuesday night with goals from Nahki Wells and Joe Williams. Nigel Pearson’s side are now into the top half of the league standings and are beginning to get back on form again.

The Royals’ form has slumped in recent weeks and they’ve suffered three consecutive defeats which has seen them drop to 10th. Paul Ince’s side had been in and around the play-off picture for a majority of the first quarter of the campaign.

Reading raced into a two-goal lead against Swansea City with goals from Yakou Meite and Tom Ince, but conceded three goals without response in South Wales. They also lost to West Brom last Saturday and also lost to Queens Park Rangers.

In his weekly column for Sky Sports, former Nottingham Forest and Leeds United midfielder David Prutton has made his latest round of predictions for the Championship. In City’s last two matches he predicted wins for Millwall and West Brom, getting the result right for the former but not the scoreline, whilst for the clash with the Baggies, he was wrong entirely.

As for this weekend, he has tipped City to win 2-1 in Berkshire on Saturday afternoon, which is his first win for some time. A win on Saturday would see City move above Reading and potentially to as high as seventh with Swansea not playing until Sunday as they prepare for their South Wales Derby with Cardiff.

Meetings between City and Reading are always close and the two sides have 41 wins shared between them and 20 draws. Last season, City did a league double, winning 3-2 at the Madejski in August, before a 2-1 victory in February of this year.

City will be backed by a sold out away end on Saturday in what is the third consecutive away match that has seen a four figure following.