Last season's League One champions have amassed 17 points from their opening eight outings and could have the chance to go top of the table this weekend depending on results elsewhere.
Results in recent weeks have been a little more worrying, with dropped points against the likes of Blackpool and Charlton Athletic, but they returned to winning ways in their last outing with a 1-0 triumph over Bolton Wanderers.
Most of their success so far has come at Molineux, though, with Wolves only having scored two goals in their four matches on the road this season.
Jackett can be confident that he has a strong defence to fall back on, however, as his side have only conceded three goals in their opening eight fixtures - the lowest tally in the league.
A lack of League Cup action during the week means that Wolves have had a full eight days to prepare for this match, and Jackett could name an unchanged side, with no new injury concerns to worry about.
Like Wolves, Reading are expected to push for a top-six finish this season, but their own run of good form came to an end with a 1-0 loss at Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.
Before that, they had bounced back from a heavy defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forest with three consecutive victories, but they come into this weekend having lost twice in the space of a week following their League Cup exit on Tuesday.
The Royals have, however, won three of their four league outings at the Madejski Stadium this season, while their extended record in front of their own fans stretches back to just one defeat in their last nine.
Possible starting lineups
Reading: Andersen; Gunter, Cooper, Pearce, Obita; Blackman, Norwood, Akpan, Taylor; Cox, Murray
Wolves: Ikeme; Doherty, Batth, Stearman, Golbourne; Henry, McDonald, Evans, Sako, Edwards; Dicko
Sports Mole says: 2-2