Reading vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Tip Home Win & BTTS – 2 March 2021

Royals to secure another vital victory

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Reading vs Blackburn Rovers
2nd March 2000hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win & BTTS
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 4/1 odds taken 1735 GMT, Monday 1 March

Veljko Paunovic’s Reading and Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers square off at the Madejski Stadium this Tuesday in EFL Championship action. The Royals will want to keep the pressure on the leading pack with three points on home soil, while Rovers search for their first victory in seven. Keep reading for the latest and greatest odds and tips in our Reading vs Blackburn betting preview.

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Reading Preview – Another vital victory for the Royals?

Reading have had a fine season under Veljko Paunovic, who took over at the Madejski Stadium in August. The Royals are riding high in fifth place at present, picking up 16 wins, drawing six times and suffering 11 defeats.

After several poor years in the Championship, Reading will be delighted with a top six finish this season. The Berkshire club are nine points away from second but are three points ahead of seventh with 13 games to play.

Our betting prediction:
Over 4.5 goals

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(odds taken 1738 GMT, Monday 1 March)

Reading have lost four of their last six in the Championship, with the chasing pack closing the gap. However, they picked up a crucial win last time out. In a tight game with Rotherham United at the New York Stadium, a Michael Morrison goal gave the Royals a 1-0 win. Can Reading follow that up with another three points on Tuesday night?

Blackburn Rovers Preview – Rovers’ winless run to go on?

In the first half of the season, Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers were flirting with the play-off places. After a 2-1 win over Millwall on 2nd December, Rovers were just two points away from sixth spot. However, they have picked up just four league wins since then.

Since back-to-back wins over Middlesbrough and Luton Town, Blackburn Rovers have lost five and drawn one of their subsequent six league encounters. However, Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with Coventry City did stop a run of five consecutive defeats.

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Blackburn’s woeful run of results has seen them slip down to 15th, now a whopping 12 points away from the play-off places. The Blue and Whites look set for another season in the second tier.


Reading vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Advice

These two were involved in a six-goal thriller at Ewood Park back in October. Adam Armstrong was on target twice, but Reading, who moved seven points clear at the top, went on to seal an impressive 4-2 win. Last season, however, Blackburn beat Reading home and away, netting six times in the process.

There are usually goals in this fixture. Since a 0-0 draw six years ago, the following nine Reading vs Blackburn meeting have produced a staggering 37 goals.

Key Facts – Reading vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Tip

  • Reading have lost each of their last three away games
  • Blackburn have lost five and drawn one of their past six
  • Six goals were scored in the reverse fixture at Ewood Park


After last weekend’s much-needed win over Rotherham, we fancy Reading to follow that up with an equally important victory in midweek. There is good value in the home win and both teams to score at 4/1.

Two of the Championship’s leading marksmen will go head-to-head on Tuesday, as Adam Armstrong has netted 19, while Lucas Joao has 17 goals to his name. It could be a good night for Joao, and the Portuguese is priced at 4/1 to notch the opening goal.


The best betting odds for Reading vs Blackburn Rovers

Reading to win: 7/5 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Blackburn Rovers to win: 2/1 at Bet365