Sunday afternoon’s game in the Premier League sees Reading host Tottenham Hotspur, with both sides looking for their first win of the season.
Reading haven’t played a league game for three and a half weeks, following the postponement of their fixture at Sunderland before the international break; their last outing being their 4-2 defeat at home to European Champions Chelsea last month.
Midfielder Jimmy Kebe is set to miss out as he fails to recover from a hamstring injury, though goalkeeper Adam Federici, who withdrew from the Australia squad with a knee injury, is likely to be available.
Summer signing Pavel Pogrebnyak, who was on the score sheet last time out, is again set to lead the line for the hosts, and in a 9.0 (8/1) chance with Ladbrokes to get the first goal of the game, and 3.5 (5/2) with the same firm to score at any time.
Reading are 3.80 (14/5) with William Hill for the win, with Spurs favourites at 2.0 (1/1) with most bookmakers. The draw is available at 3.5 (5/2).
Tottenham are still yet to record their first victory under Andre Villas Boas, having taken just two points from their opening three fixtures.
The visitors have no fresh injury concerns, with Scott Parker and Younes Kaboul their only absentee ahead of Sunday afternoon’s game.
Clint Dempsey is set to make his debut following his last minute switch from Fulham on transfer deadline day, and is 9.0 (8/1) with William Hill to open the scoring.
Dempsey’s fellow countryman Brad Friedel is set continue in goal, despite the recent acquisition of France’s number one Hugo Lloris. You can get odds of 2.63 (13/8) with Bet 365 to keep a first clean sheet of the campaign.
Another of Spurs summer signings, midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, began his professional career at the Majewski Stadium, averaging almost a goal every two games in his two year spell with the club.
He is yet to get off the mark for his new club, though William Hill offer odds of 4.5 (7/2) that he will do at any time during Sunday’s game.