Reading – Blackburn Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 02.03.2021

⚽ Reading – Blackburn Predictions

Reading – Blackburn Tips and Odds. March 2, 21:00 ENGLAND: Championship – Round 34.

Reading – Blackburn Preview

  • Promotion-chasing Reading put back-to-back defeats behind them with a 1-0 win at Rotherham, and remain firm contenders for a top-six berth. Victory here would secure back-to-back competitive wins for the first time since October, but whilst they are sportsbook favourites here, Reading possess just a 56.25% win-rate as league match favourites.
  • No Championship stadium has seen a higher proportion of league games end with over 2.5 total goals than the Madjeski (68.75%), with the Royals’ turf witnessing 2.75 goals per match on average this term. Consequently, Reading are the only side yet to draw a home league game (W9, L7), but have lost two of their last three games here after scoring first.
  • Blackburn Rovers look destined for a mid-table finish, as they nurse a six-game winless run ahead of this fixture (D1, L5). Fans will hope for a repeat of the bounce-back following their last six-game winless run under Tony Mowbray, which ended with a stunning 5-0 away win in the seventh game!
  • The first goal will be crucial for Blackburn’s success here, as all five of their away league victories have come without reply, whilst four also saw a 2+ goal margin. However, they’ve recovered just one of a possible 30 points when conceding the opener (D1, L9), and won as outsiders away from home just once so far (W1, D1, L5).
  • Players to watch: Reading top-scorer Lucas João (17 goals) has scored in three of his last five home appearances, with that haul including two match openers. No Championship player has contributed a higher proportion of his team’s goals than Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong (41.03% of total), though they’ve lost in his last two goalscoring appearances.
  • Hot stat: Eight of Tony Mowbray’s ten personal H2Hs with Reading have seen both teams score with over 2.5 total goals.
Head-to-head matches: READING – BLACKBURN
27.10.20 CHA Blackburn Reading 2 : 4
18.07.20 CHA Blackburn Reading 4 : 3
21.09.19 CHA Reading Blackburn 1 : 2
13.02.19 CHA Reading Blackburn 2 : 1
22.08.18 CHA Blackburn Reading 2 : 2

ENGLAND: Championship – Round 34
Reading – Blackburn
Kick-off: March 2, 21:00
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.39@Bwin