With Reading’s play-off dreams dashed after a 2-2 draw with Swansea City last week, the team travel to champions elect Norwich City with nothing but pride at stake.

Below we look at everything you need to know about the league leading Canaries.

Recent Background

After securing promotion two weeks ago, unsurprisingly levels have dropped off with the end aim achieved. A run of back-to-back defeats against Bournemouth and Watford was ended last time out with a 3-1 win over QPR and the titled can be won with a point against the Royals.

With it looking like the side could potentially push the 106 point record close a matter of weeks ago, 99 points is now the maximum with two wins from the final two.

Carrow Road (PA)

Carrow Road (PA)

With the most wins out of anyone in the league and the best goal difference it is no surprise to see Daniel Farke’s side bouncing straight back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

Back in December Norwich won 2-1 at the Madejski, making it five defeats and a draw in the last six matches against the East Anglian side.

Overall the head-to-head is much closer, with 30 Norwich wins to Reading’s 29, the last win coming on Boxing Day 2016 with a 3-1 win.

Team News

With the title on the horizon for the hosts it will be unlikely to see wholesale changes despite promotion wrapped up.

Left back Dimitrios Giannoulis will serve the final game of his three-match suspension.

For Veljko Paunovic there is now time to look at fringe players ahead of the summer and the new season and therefore there will likely be a number of changes, possibly youngsters Thierry Nevers and Dejan Tetek.

One to Watch

Spanish wide-man Emiliano Buendia won EFL Player of the Year at Thursday night’s ceremony, at which Farke won Manager of the Month and Royal Michael Olise won the Young Player of the Year award- with 14 goals and 16 assists it is easy to see why.

Finnish star Teemu Pukki has also backed up his stellar season in 2018/19 with another 25 goal season this time around.

Carrow Road (PA)

Carrow Road (PA)

The second best defence in the league with just 33 conceded, former Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United defender Grant Hanley has had a standout season, averaging 4.4 ariel duals won per match.

How to Watch

The game is only available on iFollow for £10 with no selection for Sky Sports.


According to Sky Bet at time of writing, the hosts are 8/13 for a win, Reading at 17/4 and a draw at 3/1.