Everton have lost their last two Premier League games after previously going undefeated in five and are in danger of losing touch with Arsenal in fifth.
Since Reading's unbeaten stretch between mid-January and early February they have also lost two on the spin, last time a morale-sapping 3-0 defeat at home to relegation rivals Wigan Athletic.
Possible starting lineups
Everton: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Mirallas, Neville, Osman, Pienaar; Fellaini, Jelavic
Reading: Federici; Kelly, Mariappa, Morrison, Harte; Kebe, Akpan, Leigertwood, Karacan, McAnuff; Le Fondre
Sports Mole says: 2-0