Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Blackburn Rovers enter into the match against Reading at Ewood Park in a positive frame of mind. The Lancashire team are now off the mark for the season and they have now picked up five points from the opening three games. Reading are one of the two teams yet to get off the mark this season. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
An impressive performance saw Blackburn register a 1-0 win over Hull City at the KCOM Stadium. After drawing the opening two league matches, Blackburn will take a lot of confidence from this performance.
Reading fell to a 1-0 home defeat against Bolton to make it three consecutive league defeats for Paul Clement. The only victory for Reading so far this season came in the League Cup against Birmingham.
The recent game between Reading and Blackburn produced a 3-1 win for the former at the Madejski Stadium. Reading’s last trip to Ewood Park also produced a victory – albeit a close fought 3-2 win. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Blackburn.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Blackburn Rovers win at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
Reading are at a significant price of 5.50 to win the match. Blackburn may be at a shorter price, but the recent performance against Hull City will give a lot of confidence to the hosts. Tony Mowbray expected a difficult campaign for Blackburn and they have been able to pick up the first victory only after three games. Yet, Blackburn remain undefeated in the season. Even though Blackburn have had a string of back-to-back defeats against Reading, the difference in confidence and quality between the two clubs is vast coming into this match. Our preview would back a win for Blackburn.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Blackburn Rovers win at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
Blackburn vs Reading draw odds: 3.75
Reading win odds: 5.50
Correct Score odds
Blackburn had one of their best performances of the season in the win over Hull City and it is extremely likely that they will take a huge deal of confidence from this result. Reading have been unable to buy a goal in the first few weeks of the season. Despite scoring eight goals in the last five matches against Blackburn, Reading do not appear to be in a position to continue the record. Our correct score prediction would back a Blackburn 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Blackburn 2-0 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The last three meetings between Blackburn and Reading have been high-scoring games with more than 3.5 goals in total. Yet, the lack of contribution from Reading, who have scored just a goal this season, will be quite apparent. Blackburn also need a lot more confidence to score freely. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Bradley Dack has been a key player for Blackburn in this early part of the campaign. The midfielder already has come up with two goals in the three Championship matches besides grabbing a brace in the League Cup against Carlisle United. The first goalscorer prediction would back the 24-year-old.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Bradley Dack at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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