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            Reading vs Lincoln City Preview, Tips & Stats

            Reading host Lincoln City in a big League One clash this Saturday. Lincoln are looking to consolidate their hold on the last Play-off spot whereas Reading aim to put some more space between themselves and the relegation zone.

            Reading currently sit 18th in League One after 41 games. The Royals have 14 wins, nine draws and 18 losses, leaving Reading on 45 points, seven points above the relegation zone.

            In their last five games in all competitions, Reading have two wins and three losses.

            The visit from Wycombe saw Nigel Lonwijk give The Wanderers the lead at halftime. Sam Smith drew Reading level with 15 minutes to go but an 88th minute penalty from Beryly Lubala secured the 2 - 1 win for Wycombe. It was another 2 - 1 loss for Reading, this time against Derby County. Dwight Gayle opened the scoring early in the second half for Derby but Smith equalised for Reading just three minutes later. However, after the red card to Reading’s Andy Yiadom, a penalty from Conor Hourihane gave Derby the 2 - 1 win.

            Reading bounced back against Cambridge United. Smith and Femi Azeez gave Reading the 2 - 0 lead at halftime and Lewis Wing and Kelvin Ehibhatimhan both scored in the second half to give Reading the 4 - 0 win. Ehibhatiomhan was on the scoresheet again, this time against Northampton Town, with the only goal of the game in the 1 - 0 win for Reading.

            The last time out for Reading was against Bolton. Wing and Paul Mukairu were on the scoresheet for Reading but a hat-trick from Aaron Collins and a brace from Jon Daoi Boovarsson gave Bolton the 5 - 2 win.

            Lincoln, on the other hand, currently sit sixth in League One. In 41 games, Lincoln have 18 wins, 13 draws and ten losses which leaves them on 67 points, equal with seventh Oxford United and seven points from Barnsley.

            In their last five games in all competitions, Lincoln have five wins.

            A brace from Jack Moylan and goals from Joe Taylor and Daniel Mandriou gave Lincoln the 4 - 0 lead going into the last 20 minutes. Adam Phillips did get on the scoresheet for Barnsley, but a goal from Jovon Makama gave Lincoln the 5 - 1 win. There was another big win for Lincoln, this time against Cambridge. Moylan picked up another brace and was joined in the task by Taylor, along with goals from Timothy Eyoma and Dylan Duffy in a 6 - 0 win for Lincoln.

            Despite the red card to Ethan Erhahon, Taylor picked up a hat-trick and was joined on the scoresheet by Paudie O’Connor and Reeco Hackett-Fairchild in the 5 - 0 win over Bristol Rovers. Makama was back on the scoresheet again for Lincoln, this time in the 90th minute with the only goal in the 1 - 0 win over Leyton Orient.

            The most recent outing for Lincoln was against Carlisle. Ben House, Taylor and Teddy Bishop all scored in the 3 - 1 win over Carlisle, with Sam Lavelle on the scoresheet for Carlisle.

            Reading and Lincoln have met 25 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1961. A draw is the most common outcome in this fixture with ten so far, with Lincoln having eight wins and Reading having seven wins.

            Reading Team News

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            Lincoln City Team News

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