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The Stats: Reading

Our statistical preview of The Lions’ Boxing Day visitors

24 December 2018

Millwall return to The Den on Boxing Day as they continue their Sky Bet Championship campaign by taking on Reading in the first of two quickfire home fixtures. As they prepare to face The Royals, looks at Reading's stats, alongside recent meetings between the two sides.


Championship record: 21st – Played 23, Points 19 – Won 4, Drew 7, Lost 12 – Scored 27, Conceded 36 (GD -9)

Top scorer: Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, seven goals

Top assists: Leandro Bacuna, three assists

Top appearances: Leandro Bacuna & Andy Yiadom, 21 appearances



Premier League position: 20th

League record: Played 46, Points 44 – Won 10, Drew 14, Lost 22 – Scored 48, Conceded 70 (GD -22)

FA Cup: Fourth Round (drew 0-0 v Stevenage (A), won 3-0 v Stevenage (H, replay), lost 3-1 v reading (A))

Carabao Cup: Third Round (won 2-0 v Gillingham (H), won 3-1 v Millwall (H), lost 0-2 v Swansea City (H))


Transfers in: Sam Baldock (Brighton & Hove Albion), Marc McNulty (Coventry City), David Meyler (Hull City), Sam Walker (Colchester United), Andy Yiadom (Barnsley), John O’Shea (Sunderland), Josh Sims (Southampton, loan), Saeid Ezatolahi (Rostov, loan)

Transfers out: Joseph Mendes (AC Ajaccio), Jonathan Bond (West Bromwich Albion), Sandro Wieser (FC Vaduz), Deniss Rakels (Riga), George Evans (Derby County), Sam Smith (Oxford United, loan), Tennai Watson (AFC Wimbledon, loan), George Legg (Braintree Town, loan), Joey van den Berg (NEC Nijmegen, loan), Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard, loan), Yann Kermorgant (Vannes), Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion)

Past record:

Millwall wins: 37

Draws: 23

Reading wins: 42

Last five meetings (League unless stated):

20th October 2018 – Reading 3-1 Millwall: Meite (2), Baldock; M. Wallace

3rd February 2018 – Reading 0-2 Millwall: Bacuna (og), Gregory

26th September 2017 – Millwall 2-1 Reading: Saville (2); Edwards

22nd August 2017 – Reading 3-1 Millwall: Bacuna, Evans, Smith; Ferguson (Carabao Cup)

27th January 2015 – Millwall 0-0 Reading

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