Blackburn vs Reading prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 15/03/2023

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15/03/23 - 19:45

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Blackburn - Reading

England Championship - Ewood Park

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Here we bring you Championship predictions for Blackburn vs Reading with the game due to take place on 15th March.

Blackburn vs Reading prediction and top betting tips

Blackburn are right in the thick of a promotion charge right now whilst Reading are barely treading water in the lower midtable section. On paper, that makes this a home banker but will the action unfold in a manner that supports such a simple take? Find out with our Blackburn vs Reading match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Blackburn vs Reading Prediction 1: Blackburn to win

We kick off our predictions for this game by backing Blackburn to win. Sure, they lost at the weekend but prior to that they'd won five games on the spin and, at home, have won each of their last three games. Reading meanwhile have lost each of their last three games and away from home are utterly pathetic; they've lost each of their last six games on the road and, actually, haven't collected a single point away from home in 2023.

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Blackburn vs Reading Prediction 2: Both teams will score

The second of our football betting tips for this game comes from the both teams to score market and we are betting on the no outcome. Each of Blackburn's last four home games have seen at least one side fail to score whilst Blackburn have seen just one of their last six away games end with both teams scoring. Each of the last four head to head games between these sides have ended with someone failing to score too.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Blackburn vs Reading

Head to Head

17/08/22

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Blackburn

Blackburn

3

0

19/03/22

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

0

23/10/21

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Reading

Reading

2

0

02/03/21

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

0

27/10/20

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Reading

Reading

2

4

Last Five - Blackburn

04/05/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

2

W

27/04/24

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

0

D

21/04/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Blackburn

Blackburn

3

1

L

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

Leeds

Leeds

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

1

W

10/04/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Blackburn

Blackburn

5

0

L

Last Five - Reading

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Blackpool

Blackpool

Reading

Reading

2

3

W

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Burton Albion

Burton Albion

Reading

Reading

3

2

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Reading

Reading

2

2

D

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Reading

Reading

1

1

D

So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the Blackburn vs Reading odds translate into probability ahead of this game? Let's find out.

Blackburn odds: 5/6 (1.83) – 55%

Draw odds: 5/2 (3.50) – 29%

Reading odds: 7/2 (4.50) – 22%

Blackburn arrive here as the bookmakers favourites to win the game and we think the price is pretty generous really. If you're a bettor that is risk averse then you might instead opt for a double chance bet on home or draw. We mean, look at those Reading odds, the visitors just aren't fancied at all and we get it!

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Blackburn vs Reading

Blackburn

Blackburn might have lost at the weekend but they won't let one defeat derail them when things have been going so well for a decent period of time – especially because they are back on home turf now too where they've won their last three games. Rovers have got quite a considerable injury list to contend with at the moment, which limits the rotation they can apply to these Saturday-Tuesday double headers but, truth be known, they probably wouldn't be tweaking more than one or two positions anyway.

Predicted lineup – Pears, Pickering, Hyam, Carter, Rankin-Costello, Travis, Morton, Dolan, Szmodics, Thomas, Gallagher

Reading

Reading made it three straight defeats at the weekend – and no goals scored. It's something that has seen the pressure mount on Royals boss Paul Ince as well with fans seemingly concerned at just how they've slid down the table after a positive start this season. There have even been rumours of a new manager coming in imminently meaning Ince has plenty of reasons to go and win this game. Don't expect massive changes to his XI but don't be surprised if they're a bit more aggressive in their attacking intent!

Predicted lineup – Lumley, Holmes, Dann, Sarr, Yiadom, Hendrick, McIntyre, Ince, Long, Joao, Carroll

Blackburn vs Reading Line ups

Blackburn

Blackburn
27
Lewis Travis
gb
13
Aynsley Pears
gb
22
Ben Brereton
cl
5
Dominic Hyam
gb
14
Sorba Thomas
gb
9
Sam Gallagher
gb
8
Sammie Szmodics
gb
11
Joe Rankin-Costello
gb
6
Tyler Morton
gb
17
Hayden Carter
gb
3
Harry Pickering
gb
Substitutes
10
Tyrhys Dolan
gb
34
Joe Hilton
gb
36
Adam Wharton
gb
16
Scott Wharton
gb
30
Jake Garrett
gb
2
Callum Brittain
gb
19
Ryan Hedges
gb

Reading

Reading
27
Amadou Mbengue
sn
8
Jeff Hendrick
ie
10
Tom Ince
gb
20
Cesare Casadei
it
9
Lucas Joao
pt
24
Naby Sarr
fr
7
Shane Long
ie
22
Mamadou Loum N'Diaye
sn
5
Tom McIntyre
gb
1
Joe Lumley
gb
3
Tom Holmes
gb
Substitutes
32
Nelson Abbey
gb
15
Femi Azeez
gb
21
Dean Bouzanis
au
35
Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan
gb
26
Liam Moor
jm
30
Kelvin Abrefa
gh
18
Nesta Guinness-Walker
gb

*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.

Player to watch

Blackburn will be the side desperate to come away from this game with maximum points and that means they'll be the side asking the majority of the questions come Tuesday evening. Hoping to answer them will be Sam Gallagher. The Rovers forward might only boast seven goals all season but three of them have come in his last three league appearances making him very much a man in form.

Take a look at the latest standings

Championship
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Leicester

Leicester

46 31 4 11 48 97
2 Ipswich

Ipswich

46 28 12 6 35 96
3 Leeds

Leeds

46 27 9 10 38 90
4 Southampton

Southampton

46 26 9 11 24 87
5 West Brom

West Brom

46 21 12 13 23 75
6 Norwich

Norwich

46 21 10 15 15 73
7 Hull

Hull

46 19 13 14 8 70
8 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

46 20 9 17 9 69
9 Coventry

Coventry

46 17 13 16 11 64
10 Preston

Preston

46 18 9 19 -11 63
11 Bristol City

Bristol City

46 17 11 18 2 62
12 Cardiff

Cardiff

46 19 5 22 -17 62
13 Millwall

Millwall

46 16 11 19 -10 59
14 Swansea

Swansea

46 15 12 19 -6 57
15 Watford

Watford

46 13 17 16 0 56
16 Sunderland

Sunderland

46 16 8 22 -2 56
17 Stoke

Stoke

46 15 11 20 -11 56
18 QPR

QPR

46 15 11 20 -11 56
19 Blackburn

Blackburn

46 14 11 21 -14 53
20 Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

46 15 8 23 -24 53
21 Plymouth

Plymouth

46 13 12 21 -11 51
22 Birmingham

Birmingham

46 13 11 22 -15 50
23 Huddersfield

Huddersfield

46 9 18 19 -29 45
24 Rotherham

Rotherham

46 5 12 29 -52 27

A quickfire FAQ on Blackburn – Reading

Blackburn vs Reading prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – Ewood Park
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Blackburn
  • What time does the match kick off?  19:45 GMT

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