Birmingham City fans will feel confident that their side can challenge for the play-offs next season after a rather impressive campaign under Garry Monk. Meanwhile, Reading will be looking to challenge in the top-half of the table after a rather forgettable campaign.
The Royals will welcome the Blues to the Madejski Stadium later on today in the Championship. Both teams have nothing to play for on the final day but both sets of fans will be hoping their side can finish the season on a high.
Yakou Meite has been one of the shining lights for the Royals this season and Jota has played a big part in the final third for the Blues, so let’s compare the two players…
Meite, who is valued at £675k (by Transfermarkt), has made a name for himself at the Madejski Stadium.
Reading fans must be shocked at how impressive Yakou Meite has been in the current campaign. The France-born midfielder has produced 13 goals and one assist this season, which is an incredible return when you consider the fact that the Royals have only produced 49 goals in the Championship.
He could definitely take them places next season if they strengthen around him.
TT GRADE: A-
Jota, who was signed for a whopping £5.85 million (as per Transfermarkt), has been impressive this season having produced nine assists. But, he could do with working on his finishing slightly as he’s squandered a number of opportunities in the current campaign, which has resulted in him producing just three goals.
Che Adams has Jota to thank for his service this season.
TT GRADE: B
Jota has established himself as a fan favourite at St Andrew’s over the years but Meite has been superior with his all-round play in the Championship this season.
Indeed, the Reading man has been a constant threat in the final third and he has the goals to back it up, whereas Jota has turned into more of a provider in the final third which can be put down to his lack of consistency in front of goal.
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