Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has tipped Fulham to beat Reading 1-0 at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night and make it through to the Championship playoffs final.
The teams were inseparable in the first leg at Craven Cottage, with the scores finishing level in a 1-1 draw in London.
The result is perceived to give Reading an advantage, with Jaap Stam’s men knowing that victory will ensure they meet either Sheffield Wednesday or Hudderfield Town at Wembley for a chance to be promoted to the Premier League.
However, Prutton has backed Slavisa Jokanovic’s Fulham side to upset the odds and record a 1-0 win over Reading on Tuesday night.
“Reading were fantastic at Craven Cottage – hey didn’t let Fulham play their natural game but with the attacking talent Slavisa Jokanovic has at his disposal, I get the feeling they won’t be shackled again,” he told Sky Sports.
“I’m sure this will be a more open game. From the Fulham point of view we expect a lot of them offensively. They’ve got good players all the way through their ranks with Chris Martin and Tom Cairney.
“This one feels like it will be settled in normal time and I’m leaning more towards the visitors.”
Fulham have been an impressive outfit in recent months, with the London side rallying to finish in the top six at the expense of Leeds United.
In Cairney the Cottagers have a star, but the club’s supporters remain unsure over whether on-loan striker Martin is the man to lead their line.