Blackpool vs Reading prediction, odds & betting tips 23/09/2023

Blackpool
23/09/23 - 15:00

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Reading

Blackpool - Reading

England League 1 - Bloomfield Road

Blackpool and Reading lock horns in a League One clash on Saturday, September 23 as both teams try to build on positive starts to the new season. To find out more about this game and other predictions check our dedicated League One betting tips page.

Blackpool vs Reading predictions and betting tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Blackpool vs Reading, check our top betting picks for this game, as well as our latest team news and predicted lineups, along with our other best football tips for today.

Under 2.5 Goals

  • In 5 of the 7 league matches so far for both teams, there had been fewer than 3 total goals scored. 
  • There have been no more than 2 goals in 3 out of Blackpool’s 4 home games this season. 
  • Reading saw only 1 of their last 4 away matches go over 2.5 goals. 

Blackpool to Win

  • Blackpool won 3 of the last 4 H2Hs. 
  • Reading started the new season with 3 consecutive away defeats. 
  • Blackpool are yet to lose at home this campaign (W2 D2).  

Top betting odds and key stats for Blackpool vs Reading

Check the best Blackpool vs Reading odds and useful stats here, on our website:

Head to Head

25/02/23

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Blackpool

Blackpool

3

1

30/07/22

England Championship CHA

Blackpool

Blackpool

Reading

Reading

1

0

26/02/22

England Championship CHA

Blackpool

Blackpool

Reading

Reading

4

1

20/10/21

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Blackpool

Blackpool

2

3

14/01/20

England FA Cup FA Cup

Blackpool

Blackpool

Reading

Reading

0

2

Last Five - Blackpool

20/02/24

England EFL Trophy England

Peterborough

Peterborough

Blackpool

Blackpool

3

0

L

17/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Peterborough

Peterborough

Blackpool

Blackpool

1

2

W

13/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Blackpool

Blackpool

2

0

L

10/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

Blackpool

Blackpool

1

1

D

03/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Stevenage

Stevenage

Blackpool

Blackpool

1

0

L

Last Five - Reading

20/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

17/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Reading

Reading

4

1

L

13/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town

Reading

Reading

1

1

D

10/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Charlton

Charlton

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

06/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Stevenage

Stevenage

Reading

Reading

0

1

W

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

Blackpool odds: 10/11 (1.91) – 52.4% Probability

Draw odds: 14/5 (3.80) – 26.3% Probability

Reading odds: 10/3 (4.33) – 23.1% Probability

As we can see, the bookies favour Blackpool as the expected winners of this match. With a 52.40% win probability, the hosts are given a clear advantage. Regarding other markets, Beesley is the leading favourite to become the First Goalscorer at 4/1 (5.00) – 20.00%.

Blackpool – Reading preview: latest form, news, and potential lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Blackpool vs Reading lineups.

Blackpool

Last weekend Blackpool lost 0-2 away vs Wycombe. Once again the Seasiders dominated possessions but had issues creating chances. This has been the story of their season so far. Scored just 4 goals in the opening 7 rounds. 

Continue to play decent football and the one thing that is missing is the decisive presence inside the opponents’ box. 

Star striker Lavery could be the solution for that but he remains a doubt after missing the last 2 games with a groin issue. He’s given a 50/50 chance of featuring. Influential defender Lyons also threatens to miss for personal reasons. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Grimshaw (GK), Pennington, Casey, Husband, Hamilton, Norburn, Morgan, Weir, Connolly, Beesley & Rhodes 

Reading

Reading sit in the relegation zone only due to their points deduction. The results are not that consistent either and won only 1 of the last 4 league games. This win came last weekend when the Royals edged Bolton at home in a match in which they came from behind. 

On Tuesday the confidence was boosted further with a 9-0 win in an EFL Trophy match vs Exeter. 

Reading remains without as many as 6 players due to injuries. Among those are influential midfielders Camara, Ejaria and Wing.

Predicted Lineup: 

Button (GK), Yiadom, Bindon, Abbey, Mola, Azeez, Hutchinson, Savage, Knibbs, Ballard & Vickers 

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

​Player to Watch: Danie Grimshaw

Blackpool’s goalie Danie Grimshaw has played a crucial part so far. The Seasiders struggle to score goals but they already drew 0-0 three times, all thanks to Grimshaw’s contributions. 

Grimshaw leads the league for most saves made and most intercepted crosses so we back him to have another impressive showing in the coming match. 


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