Huddersfield Town's start to the season is reminiscent of the Reading team's which won promotion back in 2012, according to a Royals fan.
Town have won six matches so far this campaign all by a one goal margin and the victories have taken David Wagner's side to the summit of the Championship table.
And the mostly binary scorelines have brought a comparison between this season's Town team and Reading's last Championship winning side from Royals fan Will Barnard.
The Royals won 15 games by a single goal in 2011/12, despite losing four of their opening six matches that season.
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Barnard said: "I can't say I've seen much of Town but looking at their form they remind me of the Reading side that last went up - continuously grinding out results by a margin of one goal.
"It's all about consistency in this league, so it's looking promising for them, but hopefully we'll bring them back down to earth on Saturday.
The Reading fan went on to talk about what he thinks of the weekend clash.
"I think we are slight favourites and a lot of Reading fans will tell you we will win, but I reckon it'll be a draw.
"Nakhi Wells has a horribly good record against us [he's scored five in eight against Reading] and always seems to score, so I'd take a draw against the league leaders.
"I think it'll end 2-2. Wells will bag a brace, but I fancy Swift and McShane to level it up."
Reading have enjoyed a strong start to the season, sitting in eighth place outside the playoffs on goal difference alone, and the Royals have also secured a fourth round EFL Cup tie against Arsenal in two weeks time.
And the Reading fans are riding a wave of positivity similar to Town fans, according to the Royals supporter.
He said: "The atmosphere around the Madejski is good. Having finished 19th and 17th over the last couple of seasons, no one expected us to have an overly strong start to the new season - especially with all the new signings - so its very positive at the moment.
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"From what I've seen so far, Jaap Stam's looking quite a bit of business. I think it was a risky appointment and one that easily could have backfired, especially considering our previous bald manager [Brian McDermott] didn't fair all too well last season.
"We dominate possession and are creating chances - it's too early to really judge the boss yet, but the early signs look decent.
"It's hard not to get carried away with our recent form [on the current longest unbeaten run in the league] and predict a top 6 finish for us but realistically I think a top half finish would be a solid achievement considering previous seasons."