Premier League Preview for Reading v Manchester City along with Predictions for the matches on week 38 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.
Tuesday’s second match is the absolute opposite of Arsenal v Wigan. There is nothing to play for in this one at all. Perhaps a bit of pride or bragging rights, if you are Reading.
Manchester City are coming in after losing the 2013 FA Cup Final to Wigan, thanks to some late match heroics from Ben Watson’s headed goal. The match will also be one day after announcing the sacking of Roberto Mancini, with Brian Kidd set to take charge of their last two matches. Not good times for City right now.
The team did not look like they were up for it on Saturday. There was no spirit out there and they didn’t look like a team willing to fight for a win. Reading were a team that had spirit and seemed to lose it when they needed it most.
In their last match they were able to get that spirit back and really took it to Fulham in their 4-2 win. Now that there is no pressure on them, they look like a team free and ready to play.
My prediction is a draw. It could really go either way with either team having a chance at getting a win. It will be interesting to see how Manchester City reacts to the loss of both their only chance at silverware this year and the manager that brought silverware back to the club after 38 years.
Reading (L, L, L, D, L, D, W) 1 – 1 Man City (W, W, W, L, W, D, W)
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