Reading Preview: Key stats, facts, predictions & opposition fan insight ahead of The Royals’ trip to Villa Park

VILLA vs. READING

What with our outside chances of making the playoffs extinguished by the draw at Burton last weekend, it would be easy to write of Villa’s interest in the campaign.

Indeed, irrelevant of the unexpected playoff chase that emerged, Villa have much to prepare for next season.

As has been discussed [as part of the podcast and countless times since the turn of the year on this blog] we are actually in “pre-pre season”.

An obvious success story to mirror would be that of Leicester City.  Leicester, who looked absolute bankers for relegation in 2015 from the Premier League, carried their survival form into a league winning season.

Villa should therefore look to emulate the momentum of such a run, with a view to being quick out of the blocks in 2017/18.

With our aspirations put on hold for now, we should focus on beating Reading and embedding a winning mentality.

KEY FACTS

OPPOSITION VIEW

Hob Nob Anyone - Royals - Reading

Read:  The Villa Underground caught up with Royals fan site ‘Hob Nob Anyone?’ to get some insight into Reading’s season, players and predictions.

See the full article here.

We’ve been shocking away from home all season.  We’re top six with a negative goal difference thanks to away thrashings.
Villa are on form while we’re hoping to make the play offs on home wins alone.
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