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Blackburn Rovers vs Reading Predictions

England Championship | Ewood Park | 18th July
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Blackburn Rovers vs Reading predictions for Saturday’s match in the Championship. Mid-table rivals Blackburn Rovers and Reading go head to head in the Championship on Saturday in the pairs’ penultimate game of the campaign. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Reading Double Chance (Win or Draw) @ 8/11

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Reading 2-1 @ 11/1

Reason For Blackburn Rovers vs Reading Predictions

  • Reading have only lost two of their last seven matches against Blackburn.
  • Reading have picked up points in 15 of their 22 away games this season.
  • Blackburn have dropped points in 13 of their 22 home games this season.
  • Reading have won four of their last six away games.

The visitors look good on the road

Blackburn lost 1-0 at Millwall on Tuesday and have now suffered defeats in four of their last six matches in the Championship while Reading lost 2-1 at home to relegation battlers Middlesbrough and remain 4pts behind Rovers heading into Saturday’s clash. Reading will be out for revenge this weekend after they lost September’s reverse fixture between the pair 2-1, with Armstrong and Dack getting the goals for Rovers and Swift scoring Reading’s second-half reply.

The visitors head into the latest encounter between the two clubs as the form favourites with two wins, one draw and three defeats from their last six outings, as Blackburn have lost four times, drawn once and won once during that same period of matches. Reading have looked strong on the road in recent weeks and Blackburn have been dropping points on a regular basis at home since February.

Blackburn have struggled for wins at Ewood Park of late

Our prediction for a double chance bet in favour of Reading this weekend is based upon the recent head to head record between the two clubs and their home and away form heading into Saturday’s contest. Reading have won four of their last seven meetings with Blackburn, losing just one of the duo’s last five encounters, and the visitors are the form favourites this weekend.

The hosts have dropped points in 13 of their 22 home games and the visitors have avoided defeat in 15 of their 22 away trips this season, so you can see why we’re backing the visitors to go home with at least a share of the spoils on Saturday. Blackburn have only managed to win one fo their last five games at Ewood Park, while Reading have claimed four wins from their last six away trips and look more comfortable on the road than in their own backyard right now.

We’re expecting a close and competitive 90-minutes on Saturday

In terms of a final scoreline, we’re predicting a 2-1 win for Reading as the visitors are playing their best football away from home and the hosts have been dropping points at Ewood Park lately. Both teams have scored and over 2.5 goals have been produced in each of the last six meetings between these two clubs, with the du’s last two encounters both ending 2-1. Reading score an average of 1.36 goals per away game and only concede an average of 0.91 goals, which ties in neatly with our prediction for a 2-1 away win on Saturday.

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