Reading vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Tip Away Win -1 – 19 March 2022

Rovers to ease past struggling Royals

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Reading vs Blackburn Rovers
19th March 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Away Win -1
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 15/4 odds taken 1056 GMT, Friday 18 March

Two teams at opposite ends of the EFL Championship table lock horns at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Saturday, as Paul Ince’s Reading host Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers. The Royals hover just above the drop zone right now, while Rovers are in the play-off spots. Both teams will be gunning for all three points from this one, which should make for a fascinating affair in Berkshire. Check out the latest odds and best predictions.

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Reading Preview – Can the Royals kick on from Bournemouth draw?

Reading are in 21st position at present, just two points above Barnsley, who are starting to find some form. The points deduction has obviously had a huge impact, but Reading’s results on the pitch have not been good enough. The Berkshire club have won ten, drawn six and lost 21.

Reading have failed to win any of their last four, taking just one point from a possible 12. However, after a trio of defeats to Blackpool, Millwall and Nottingham Forest, Paul Ince’s boys did hold promotion chasers Bournemouth to a 1-1 draw at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday night.

Our betting prediction:
Blackburn to keep a clean sheet

Bet at 22Bet


(odds taken 1058 GMT, Friday 18 March)

Reading have been dreadful at home for months, winning just one of their past 12 Championship matches at the Select Car Leasing Stadium. They are the second favourites in this one too.

Blackburn Rovers Preview – Mowbray’s men to leave Berkshire with all three points?

Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers have been in stuttering form since the turn of the year, picking up just four Championship victories in 2022. However, with the teams around them also dropping points, Blackburn are still in the play-offs.

Having taken just one point from three games, Rovers desperately needed to beat struggling Derby County at Ewood Park in midweek. They found themselves a goal down at the break, but they rallied in the second half and secured a deserved 3-1 victory.

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Blackburn will be looking for another three points this weekend as they hunt down a top-six finish. The bookies are offering 6/4 for a Rovers win.


Reading vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Advice

Back in October, Blackburn beat Reading 2-0 at Ewood Park. They had to wait until the hour-mark to break through, with Sam Gallagher netting the opener. Three minutes later, Tyrhys Dolan doubled the home team’s advantage.

The Royals did the double over Blackburn last season, scoring five goals along the way. When they last met in Reading just over a year ago, a George Puscas goal gave the hosts a 1-0 win.


Key Facts – Reading vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Tip

  • Reading have picked up just one home win since October
  • Blackburn are in the play-offs with eight games to play
  • The Royals are just two points above the relegation zone


Blackburn cruised to a 2-0 win in the reverse game, and we fancy a similar scoreline in this one. It could be worth putting some money on the away team to win -1 at 15/4.

Sam Gallagher opened the scoring in the reverse match, and the 26-year-old was on target in the midweek win over Derby. Gallagher is available at 21/10 to score anytime at the weekend.


The best betting odds for Reading vs Blackburn Rovers

Reading to win: 9/5 at Bet365
Draw: 9/4 at Bet365
Blackburn Rovers to win: 6/4 at Bet365