Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Reading remain in hope of getting out of the bottom three when they host Blackburn Rovers in the midweek action at the Madejski Stadium. Reading have had to tackle the threat of relegation throughout the campaign and there is no relief in sight even with the team picking up six points from the last five games. Blackburn remain well away from the top six places but the team can still make a tilt for the play-offs. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Reading were involved in a third consecutive stalemate after a goalless draw against Sheffield Wednesday. The Royals were quite happy with the point from this away match.
Blackburn ended up losing for a second consecutive matchday as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Bristol City. Thus, Blackburn have lost for the first league at home in 2019.
The reverse fixture between Blackburn and Reading produced a 2-2 draw at Ewood Park. Blackburn will be hoping to overcome memories of the 3-1 defeat that they suffered in their last visit to the Madejski Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Blackburn’s return of just one victory in the last 10 away matches is not a good sign. The club have struggled with games on the road throughout the campaign. Meanwhile, Reading look very poor going forward and the team has not been creating chances. The likelihood of Reading staying in the division depends on home form, but the team has struggled to build on a four-game unbeaten sequence towards the end of 2018. Despite a decent home record against Blackburn, our preview would pick a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Reading win odds: 2.80
Blackburn win odds: 2.75
Correct Score odds
Reading have come up with only five goals in the last six matches and this is identical to their record in the last six games at the Madejski Stadium. Blackburn have conceded plenty of goals in away matches, but they have largely been against the top teams. Even though recent matches between the Lancashire team and Royals has produced several goals, our correct score prediction would opt for a 1-1 draw this time around.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been more than 2.5 goals in each of the last four meetings between Blackburn and Reading, but this game can be different from this trend. Reading have been quite poor when it comes to finding the back of the net and it is a major factor behind the team struggling in the bottom three. Our total goals prediction would pick under 2.5 goals in the game.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Bradley Dack has been Blackburn’s best player going forward with 11 league goals this season. Crucially, he has been putting in some good performances of late. Despite failing to score against Bristol City during the weekend, our first goalscorer prediction would pick Bradley Dack.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Bradley Dack at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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