Royals to show class
Nick Hext looks ahead to the action in the Sky Bet Football League and makes Reading to beat Blackpool his main tip.
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Blackpool currently sit above Reading in the Sky Bet Championship table.
That won't be the case at the end of the season and Seasiders boss Paul Ince is fully aware that the decent start from his side shouldn't be exaggerated.
"As much as we've had a good start, it can paper over the cracks and I don't mean that in a nasty way," he told The Gazette this week.
"People have called me this week and spoken about how well we've done to be so high in the league.
"But I ask them what are they talking about because you can't talk about being near the top of the table.
"We've done well and picked up seven points (with wins over Doncaster and Barnsley followed by a draw at Middlesbrough) but we have a very thin squad.
"The next couple of weeks are going to be a real test for us."
Ince is certainly right about the next couple of games being tough with expected promotion contenders Reading and Watford both journeying north to Bloomfield Road.
The Royals visit on Saturday and Nigel Adkins has a squad jam-packed with talent at his disposal.
Pavel Pogrebnyak was an unused sub in last weekend's 3-3 draw against Watford to give you some understanding of the Berkshire's club strength and further signings are on the way.
Royston Drenthe is the summer addition who has made the most headlines but it's the likes of Adam Le Fondre, Alex McCarthy and Jem Karacan who will really make the difference over the course of this season.
Reading quite simply are a better team than Blackpool and that is why the 6/4 for the away win on Saturday should be snapped up.
My other tip for the weekend comes from League 2.
Fleetwood have rightly been tipped up by many as serious promotion contenders and there is no reason for their backers to panic after the 3-2 defeat against Burton last weekend.
The Cod Army battled back from 3-0 down at half-time to get close to securing a point and that has ensured momentum is still there for the trip to Hartlepool.
Pools haven't found the fourth tier of English football to their liking so far this term with no goals scored and just one point secured from the dull 0-0 draw at York.
Colin Cooper has a major job on his hands to avoid a season of struggle and his side will be looking up the standings at Fleetwood for the entirety of the campaign.
The Cod Army are one of the major promotion contenders and make great appeal at 13/10 to win at Victoria Park.