Reading vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Tip Away Win -1 – 17 August 2022

Leaders to rack up another three points

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Reading vs Blackburn Rovers
17th August 2000hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Away Win -1
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 7/2 odds taken 1305 GMT, Tuesday 16 August

Blackburn Rovers and Reading do battle in EFL Championship action at the Select Car Leasing Stadium this Wednesday night. Rovers are the only team in the league with a 100% record after three excellent wins thus far. Can Jon Dahl Tomasson’s troops keep up their winning start and leave Berkshire with all three points? Read on for the best betting odds and predictions.

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Reading Preview – Will the Royals suffer another damaging defeat?

Reading survived by the skin of their teeth last season, and Paul Ince’s boys could be in for another year of struggle. The Royals have started their 2022-23 league campaign with two defeats and one win.

Reading fell to a narrow loss at Blackpool on matchday one. They responded with a superb 2-1 victory over Cardiff City at home. However, they were brought back down to earth with a bang last weekend, losing 4-0 to Rotherham United at the New York Stadium last weekend.

Our betting prediction:
Blackburn to score first

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(odds taken 1312 GMT, Tuesday 16 August)

Ince will be demanding a response from his players after last weekend’s woeful showing in Rotherham. However, facing the league leaders will not be an easy task. Reading are the second favourites here at 11/5.

Blackburn Rovers Preview – Leaders to move on to 12 points?

After taking over from the long-serving Tony Mowbray in the summer, Jon Dahl Tomasson has made an instant impact at Blackburn Rovers. The club have won four league and cup matches in a row at the start of this season and sit proudly at the top of the Championship table.

Rovers kicked off their campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Queens Park Rangers. They then walloped Swansea City 3-0 away from home and thumped Hartlepool United 4-0 at Ewood Park in the cup. Blackburn’s best win of the season so far came in their last one, as goals form Ben Brereton Diaz and Sam Gallagher gave them a 2-1 home success over West Bromwich Albion.

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Blackburn have been outstanding under their new boss up until now, and they could move on to 12 points with victory at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Wednesday.


Reading vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Advice

Back in March, Reading nicked a 1-0 home win when these two last locked horns – Josh Laurent netted the only goal in that one. The game at Ewood Park earlier in the campaign finished 2-0 to Blackburn thanks to Sam Gallagher and Tyrhys Dolan goals.

Reading have a good recent record in this fixture, winning three of the previous four meetings. Blackburn’s last win in Berkshire came in September 2019.


Key Facts – Reading vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Tip

  • Reading have lost three of their opening four matches
  • Blackburn have started the season with four wins in a row
  • Rovers are top of the Championship on nine points


Blackburn have been brilliant so far, and they should be too strong for struggling Reading on Wednesday. Back the away team to win by a margin, and there is decent value in 7/2 for Rovers to win -1.

Blackburn have been leading at the break in every game so far this term – you can get 11/4 for the visitors to be winning at half time and full time in this one.


The best betting odds for Reading vs Blackburn Rovers

Reading to win: 11/5 at Bet365
Draw: 11/5 at Bet365
Blackburn Rovers to win: 13/10 at Bet365