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Birmingham City v Reading


Click here for live text coverage on Saturday 14:00-20:00 BSTBirmingham loan signings Sam Gallagher and Carl Jenkinson could make their debuts, but Che Adams is out with a hamstring injury.Isaac Vassell also has a hamstring problem and Cohen Bramall picked up a knock against Bournemouth in the EFL Cup, so both players are doubts.Reading are without midfielder John Swift for a month with a hamstring injury picked up at Preston last week.

Liam Kelly missed the Millwall cup tie with a dead leg but could return.SAM’s predictionHome win – 36%Draw – 28%Away win – 36%SAM (Sports Analytics Machine) is a super-computer created by @ProfIanMcHale that is used to predict the outcome of football matches.Match factsBirmingham have won four of their last six matches against Reading in league competition (D1 L1), although did lose last time out in January.The Royals won that game 1-0 at St Andrew’s courtesy of a goal from John Swift – they have never won consecutive league matches at Birmingham.Blues boss Harry Redknapp has only lost one of his last 13 league games against the Royals (W6 D6).Birmingham are unbeaten in their last three league games at home (W2 D1) – their longest run since November (seven games unbeaten).Manager Jaap Stam has lost more than half of his away games with Reading in the league (W10 D2 L13), compared to just two games at home (W17 D6).
Source: BBC Black Country