Reading remain in the top five after victory over Wolves last time out and have lost only two of their 18 home league games this season.
Visitors Newcastle are five points clear at the summit following recent wins over nearest rivals Brighton and Huddersfield and have lost only three of 18 on the road this term. NaijaBet.com
The Magpies are starting to flex their muscles at the business end of the season and can make it three huge away wins in the space of eight days.
Reading – Winger Garath McCleary missed Saturday’s win over Wolves due to knee and abdominal problems and will be checked over.
Defenders Reece Oxford, Tiago Ilori and Danzell Gravenberch, midfielder Stephen Quinn, winger Callum Harriott and striker Deniss Rakels remain out.
Newcastle United – Striker Dwight Gayle, who scored his 21st goal of the season as a substitute in Saturday’s win at Huddersfield, may return to the starting line-up after recovering from a hamstring problem.
Only long-term absentees Isaac Hayden and Rolando Aarons are currently unavailable.
Reading have won 9 of their last 11 home matches in Championship.
Reading have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 7 matches against Newcastle in all competitions.
Newcastle have scored at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 10 Championship matches.
Newcastle are undefeated in their last 10 matches (Championship).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Newcastle’s last 3 away games in Championship.
Newcastle have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Reading in all competitions.
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