Premier League Preview for _ along with Predictions for the matches on week 33 of the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week. You can also check out the weekly EPL TV Schedule.
If Reading want to have any hope at all of staying in the Premier League, this is one of those games that they need to get a shock win. They are on a terrible losing streak with 7 straight losses following their last win against Sunderland back on February 2nd. Prior to that they had actually looked good with a draw against Chelsea following back to back wins. I don’t know what it is, but something has gotten to them.
Liverpool has continued with their oddly inconsistent season. They had a great chance to close the gap on their neighbors sitting in sixth, but instead managed a weak draw against West Ham last weekend. They’ve become a weird team that dominates teams, but you never know if they will do anything with it. So often they have come away from these games with draws or even losses after controlling most of the game.
Liverpool really shouldn’t have any problems against Reading, but then again, you never know. My prediction is a Liverpool win, and one that should be relatively comfortable, provided they don’t mess around and try to “win pretty.” If Reading can get their defense working they could frustrate Liverpool, but that will take quite a lot, and the best I could see them doing is getting a draw. Reading will surely end the weekend still at the bottom of the Premier League Table.
Reading (L, L, L, L, L, L) 0 – 2 Liverpool (W, W, W, L, W, D)