Premier League Preview for Norwich v Reading along with Predictions for the week 34 EPL match. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week. You can also check out the weekly EPL TV Schedule.
I would say that at this point Reading is simply playing the season out. Their chances of remaining in the Premier League depend on winning all of their matches and relying on two other teams not being able to win.
Norwich is in a more stable situation, despite also being drawn in to the relegation battle. They currently sit at 14th in the Premier League Table on 35 points, which is three points above the drop zone and a single point above Sunderland, Stoke, and Aston Villa. They should be able to stay out of the drop, but there is always the chance of getting sucked down if they get caught in a spiral of losses. They are coming off of a tough loss to Arsenal, but meeting Reading they have the chance to bounce back.
Reading, as mentioned above, are almost certainly relegated, even if it isn’t mathematically so. They managed to stop the bleeding, at least temporarily, thanks to some outstanding goalkeeping from Alex McCarthy in their draw against Liverpool. Still, they are a team in need of changes to their mentality and I think that’s going to be very difficult at this point.
In Saturday’s Premier League match my prediction is a narrow Norwich win. They came very close to holding off Arsenal and they looked good until the controversial penalty in the last five minutes. Reading had to rely on some outstanding saves to hold off Liverpool and I’m not so sure they can do that two weeks in a row. Reading could get a draw out of this one and it is always possible they could get a win, but I believe Norwich will be the better team with more to play for.
Norwich City (L, D, D, L, D, L) 1 – 0 Reading (L, L, L, L, L, D)
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