The Tigers have won their last three matches against London Irish, and have won on four of their last six visits to Madejski Stadium.
Last season’s Guinness Premiership finalists meet at Madejski Stadium with London Irish’s five game winning run ending at the hands of the Scarlets in the European Cup on Saturday. The Exiles have won their last five Premiership matches in Reading since Leicester won there, 31-28, on 1 March.
Leicester Tigers are unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions since the opening day defeat at Sale in the Guinness Premiership.
Referee: Wayne Barnes (72nd Premiership game)