Studying welcome Cardiff Metropolis to the Madejski Stadium in a crunch conflict for the Sky Guess Championship play-offs in Friday Night time Soccer.
Victory will see Studying keep seventh however transfer to inside two factors of Bournemouth and Barnsley who occupy the final two play-off spots.
Cardiff in the meantime will keep eighth it doesn’t matter what they do right here, though a win would put them 9 factors behind the Cherries and Royals as their play-off hopes proceed to slowly fade.
Felipe Araruna is in rivalry to return for Studying after a number of months out with a knee damage.
Tom McIntyre (quad) and Michael Morrison (hamstring) stay dominated out.
Cardiff shall be with out Lee Tomlin as he continues to wrestle to get better from a prolonged groin damage.
Tom Sang, Jordi Osei-Tutu (each hamstring), Joe Bennett (knee), Joel Bagan (shoulder), Sol Bamba (sickness) and Isaac Vassell (quad) stays absent.
- Studying are unbeaten of their final eight league conferences in opposition to Cardiff (W4, D4).
- Cardiff have claimed three factors from their final 5 journeys to Studying’s Madejski Stadium (D3, L2).
- Studying has scored three targets in two of their final three dwelling matches (W2, D1).
- Eight of Kieffer Moore’s 16 league targets for Cardiff this season have come away from dwelling.
- Studying misplaced their solely earlier dwelling league sport refereed by John Brooks this season, shedding 3-0 to Preston in early November 2020.
Having dropped out of the play-off spots after a scarcity of scientific ending value them at Watford final weekend and left them 5 factors adrift in seventh, Studying actually need to tug out a high efficiency right here in the event that they’re to maintain the strain firmly on Barnsley and Bournemouth.
Cardiff in the meantime merely want a win as a result of another end result may nicely see them mathematically knocked out of rivalry come Sunday, however they simply haven’t actually bought going since coming back from the worldwide break and only one win of their final 4 away video games is a priority.
On that word, Studying ought to look to make their robust current dwelling type depend as a result of Cardiff’s defence simply appears weak on the street at current however ought to make a troublesome sufficient contest to grab some extent in any other case this shall be a house win.
Prediction: Studying 1-1 Cardiff