Reading vs Blackpool Betting Tip Home Win to Nil – 20 October 2021

In-form Royals to add another three points to tally

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Reading vs Blackpool
20th October 2000hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win to Nil
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 13/5 odds taken 1526 GMT, Tuesday 19 October

Veljko Paunovic’s Reading and Neil Critchley’s Blackpool go head-to-head in the EFL Championship this Wednesday at the Select Car Leasing Stadium. The Royals are in fine fettle, winning five of their last six. The Tangerines have also been in good form lately, though their four-game unbeaten run came to an end at the weekend. Who will come out on top in Berkshire this Wednesday night? Read on for the best odds and predictions.

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Reading Preview – Will the Royals make it six wins from seven?

Veljko Paunovic’s Reading had a difficult start to their season, suffering four defeats from their opening five and winning just one of six. However, they have really turned a corner of late.

Since a 3-3 draw with Queens Park Rangers on 11th September, Reading have gone on to win five of their following six in the Championship. After a 1-0 loss at Derby County, the Berkshire club have bounced back with 1-0 wins over Cardiff City and Barnsley in their last two.

Our betting prediction:
Reading to be winning at half time & full time

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(odds taken 1527 GMT, Tuesday 19 October)

Reading’s upswing in form has lifted them up to seventh, just one point away from the play-offs. Victory on Wednesday could take them into the top six. Paunovic’s men are the favourites, with the bookies pricing the home win at 6/5.

Blackpool Preview – Can the Seasiders upset the Royals?

Blackpool found it tough going at the start, with last season’s EFL League One play-off winners picking up just one victory from their opening seven. They have come to life in recent weeks, though, taking ten points from the last 15 available.

Since the start of September, Blackpool have beaten the likes of Fulham, Middlesbrough, Barnsley and Blackburn Rovers. As a result, the Seasiders have moved up to 15th in the division.

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Last time out, Blackpool suffered their first defeat in a month, as they were narrowly beaten by Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. Neil Critchley’s side would love to get back to winning ways at the first time of asking. The away victory on Wednesday is priced at 12/5.


Reading vs Blackpool Betting Advice

This will be the first league meeting between the pair since they did battle in the 2014-15 Championship campaign. They drew 1-1 at Bloomfield Road that season, while Reading cruised to a 3-0 home win.

The duo did lock horns in the FA Cup during the 2019-20 season. Blackpool battled to a 2-2 draw at Reading in January 2020. The replay went the Royals’ way, with Lucas Boye and Jordan Obita scoring in a 2-0 away win at Bloomfield Road.


Key Facts – Reading vs Blackpool Betting Tip

  • Reading are one of the form sides in the league, winning five of six
  • Blackpool have taken ten points from their last five
  • The Tangerines have won just one of their last seven league and cup games against the Royals


Reading’s season has come alive with a hatful of wins over the past month. The Berkshire outfit have seen off Peterborough United, Fulham, Middlesbrough, Cardiff and Barnsley to move to within just one point of the play-off spots.

Blackpool have improved since the start, but Reading’s fine form should continue with a home win on Wednesday. Reading have kept clean sheets in each of their last three victories, and Paunovic’s troops are priced at 13/5 to win to nil in midweek. We also like odds of 5/2 for the home team to be winning at half time and full time.


The best betting odds for Reading vs Blackpool

Reading to win: 6/5 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Blackpool to win: 12/5 at Bet365