Sep 28, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Madejski Stadium
Reading
2-0
BirminghamBirmingham City
Guthrie (31', 75')
Spector (63')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Zigic (94')

Preview: Reading vs. Birmingham City

Sports Mole looks ahead to this weekend's Championship clash between Reading and Birmingham City.

Birmingham City travel to Reading in the Championship this weekend off the back of an impressive 3-1 win over Swansea City in the League Cup.

The Blues will be hoping that their Cup success can help them reverse their fortunes in the league following an inconsistent start to the campaign.

Lee Clark's men lie in 18th place ahead of kickoff, and could sink into the relegation zone with a defeat, providing other results go against them.

Reading have made a solid start to the season and occupy seventh spot, with last weekend's 3-1 win at Derby County putting pressure on the teams above them.

Recent form

Reading: DLWDWW

Birmingham: LDLLDWW

Possible starting lineups

Reading: McCarthy; Gunter, Kelly, Pearce, Morrison, Guthrie, Baird, Obita, McCleary, Robson-Kanu, Pogrebnyak

Birmingham: Randolph; Bartley, Burn, Robinson, Spector, Adeyemi, Elliott, Murphy, Burke, Green, Lingard

Sports Mole says: 2-1

Birmingham City manager Lee Clark on the touchline during the match against Watford on February 16, 2013
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