Brentford extended their unbeaten run to 12 games with a draw against high-flying Watford last night. The Bees battled back from a goal down with ten men to take a share of the spoils. And their next match is against another of the top teams in the Sky Bet Championship.
Brentford sit sixth after the draw last night and have not lost since mid-October. They face a Reading side on Saturday that are one place and one point above them but have a game in hand. That game will be played in the next couple of hours when Reading host Norwich City. Norwich are second in the table and Reading could close within a point of their visitors, and Championship leaders AFC Bournemouth with a win.
Reading started the season in sensational form but have stumbled a bit in recent weeks. They won seven of their first eight games and had a big lead at the top of the table. In the ten games since they have taken 11 points but could still go in to Christmas as league leaders if they record back-to-back wins.
The Berkshire side lost four in a row after their bright start but are now on a run of one defeat in six. They won at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday and are unbeaten in three away from home. Brentford won the last game between the teams, at the Madjeski Stadium in June, to complete a double over The Royals last term.
The match will, unfortunately, be behind closed doors. It will, however, be available live on iFollow Brentford. As per EFL communication on the broadcast arrangements for the new season, all of a team's games not selected for live coverage by Sky Sports will only be available on that platform. See more here.
Season Ticket Holders that agreed to freeze their seats for the current campaign in to 2021/22 now have iFollow VIP access. They can watch the game on Saturday when they log in to their iFollow account. See more here.
If you are not in that category, you can watch The Bees against Reading on iFollow. It is the only place to see the action in full and will come with a Brentford-biased commentary from inside the stadium. Buy your Match Pass and watch the game as we take on The Royals.