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Championship Week 11 Match Previews

Reading v Stoke

League leaders, Reading, host Stoke City at the Madejski stadium on Saturday at 12:30. The Royals have had an implausible start to the season, winning 7 out of 10 games. The Potters have had an improved start to the campaign, considering the lacklustre league performances of the past few seasons, currently sitting 11th place.

Lucas Joao is a player to watch for Reading, the Portuguese centre forward has 6 goals and 3 assists and an AMR of 7.32, the highest in the Royals squad.

Nick Powell has been a pivotal player for Stoke City in the opening stages of the season. The attacking midfielder has 3 goals and 1 assist. Powell is a rather versatile player, who has been known to play out wide, as well as a box to box midfielder.

Reading have 5 injuries going into the clash, Felipe Araruna, John Swift, Liam Moore, Ove Ejaria and Yakou Meite are all unavailable for selection.

Stoke City have 4 injuries, James Chester, Joe Allen, Nathan Collins and Thibaud Verlinden.

Odds

Reading : 9 / 5

Draw : 21 / 10

Stoke : 8 / 5

Souce : Oddschecker

Prediction : 1-1

Brentford v Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough travel to the Brentford community stadium on Saturday to take on Brentford in a 15:00 kick off. Brentford have had an average start to the season compared the success of last season, falling short of promotion at the final hurdle. Middlesbrough have had a decent start to the campaign, losing just once in 10 games.

Ivan Toney has been in fine form for Brentford this season. The English centre forward has scored 10 goals in 10 games since arriving from Peterborough in July. Toney has adjusted to life in the championship well after scoring 24 goals in league one last season.

Dael Fry is playing a key role in Middlesbrough’s defensive success this term. The central defender has 11 clearances and 20 interceptions in 8 games, Fry also acquired a man of the match award in Boro’s 2-0 win over Coventry City.

Brentford have just one injury going into the fixture, Christian Norgaard has suffered an ankle injury and will be out until mid November.

Middlesbrough have 2 players unavailable for selection. Ashley Fletcher and Grant Hall are both out.

Odds

Brentford : 17 / 20

Draw : 5 / 2

Middlesbrough : 18 / 5

Source : Coral

Prediction : 2-0 Brentford

Norwich v Swansea

Norwich take on Swansea on Saturday afternoon, at Carrow Road, in a 15:00 kick off. Both sides have had preposterous starts to season, sitting 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Emi Buendia is a key player for Norwich, the right winger has 1 goal and 2 assists this season as well as an AMR of 7.49. Buendia has entered his third season with Norwich, Emi was crucial in the title winning team of the 2018/2019 season.

Andre Ayew is a player to watch for Swansea, the Ghanain striker has 5 goals in 10 games this season, playing every minute of the championship this term.

Norwich have 5 injuries. Josh Martin, Kieran Dowell, Onel Hernandez, Sam Byram and Xavi Quintilla are all out.

Swansea have 2 players unavailable for selection, George Byers and Morgan Gibbs-White.

Odds

Norwich : 21 / 10

Draw : 12 / 5

Swansea : 11 / 4

Souce : Oddschecker

Prediction : 1-1