Sky Sports EFL pundit David Prutton has suggested that Coventry City will be able to maintain their positive start to the new Championship season by edging out Reading when the two sides meet on Saturday.
Coventry head into the game in good spirits with the Sky Blues having managed to pick up six points from their opening three league matches.
Mark Robins’ side were able to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat at Barnsley last weekend and secured a win by the same scoreline at Blackpool in midweek.
Those two results came after they had started the season with a strong performance in their 2-1 win at home to Nottingham Forest on the opening day of the campaign in their first league game back playing in front of their own supporters.
This game will be a chance for Coventry to continue their strong start to the campaign and has the potential for them to claim a third win in their opening four league matches.
Reading, meanwhile, head into the game off the back of a frustrating 3-2 defeat at home to Bristol City in midweek.
That result saw the Royals be unable to build on the momentum they had after securing their first three points of the campaign against Preston last weekend.
It is vital that Reading show that they can pick up results consistently and they will need to get something here to avoid them losing three of their opening four Championship matches.
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Making his latest round of predictions for Sky Sports, Prutton has suggested that Coventry will be able to take all three points from a close encounter against Reading. He believes that the Sky Blues will be able to edge the game with a 1-0 victory.
This is a very important game for both of these two sides and it will be a chance for Coventry to show that they can find more consistency with their results this season than they were able to do last term.
The Sky Blues look to be a side that are capable of winning more games this season in the Championship with them having added well to their squad during the off-season.
Robins’ side have managed to get off to an ideal start with six points from their first two matches and it is now all about continuing that against Reading.
In contrast to last term, Reading have got off to a slow start and that comes off the back of a difficult second half of last season that saw them drop out of the play-off places.
Therefore, Reading need to start putting together a run of results to lift the mood around the club and show that they can bounce back from a difficult start.