Match date: 16 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: England Other Football
| Stake: 7/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
2-1 - Won
After two seasons in English Premier league Hull City have failed to avoid relegation in previous campaign and now will try to find their ticket for return into English top league. They are currently at 4th position which is leading them into play offs for promotion. Hull City is coming to this match after narrow victory over Bolton in last round and they manged to end series of three consecutive victories, two in Championship against Leeds and Derby and one in quarter finals of Capital one Cup against Manchester City. Hull is playing great offensive football and they have also one of best defenses in league and if they continue with good performances for sure will be able to win their promotion. Hull City played against Reading about almost four years ago, also in Championship and they won in both of their duels in that season. They are playing great in front of their fans and so far they suffered only one defeat at home, now ill for sure try to exploit advantage of home field and strong support of fans and try to reach 3rd position, they now have only five points and one match less than first placed Middlesbrough. Hull have no absent players for this match.
Reading on the other side is in pretty bad shape, they suffered three consecutive defeats in last three rounds and it will be very hard for them to achieve positive outcome in this match. They are currently at 13th position at the table with 27 points from previous 20 rounds. Reading ended previous season only three positions above relegation zone and they can be satisfied with their results so far but now must try to end that series of bad results at all costs and stop dropping at the table. Reading is now facing against very strong opponent and this match isn't coming in the best moment for them. Reading was also eliminated from Capital One Cup by Everton and they are now fully focused on league and staying in safe zone. Since 2005 Reading played six times against Hull City and they managed to won only once and that victory was at home field. They now must show really outstanding performances to earn all three points, it will be very hard for Reading here against very unpleasant hosts. All players are fully fit and ready for this match.
Hull City is favorite here, they showed great performances at home and for sure will give their best here to continue with good results and maybe reach 3rd position, while Reading dropped their form, they have failed to win in last five away matches and I expect that hosts will achieve routine victory here.