FM Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Reading 23 Nov 2013

Footymad preview History of the Blackburn Rovers v Reading fixture

Reading travel to take on Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. While the majority of previous matches have ended up drawn, a win has yet to be registered by Royals.

The last time the two teams met at Blackburn Rovers was back in October 2007, over five years ago, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-2 thriller, in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2007/2008 Sat 29 Mar Reading 0 - 0 Blackburn R. Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 20 Oct Blackburn R. 4-2 Reading Premier League
2006/2007 Sun 13 May Blackburn R. 3 - 3 Reading Premiership
2006/2007 Sat 16 Dec Reading 1 - 2 Blackburn R. Premiership
1987/1988 Mon 02 May Blackburn R. 1 - 1 Reading Second Division
1987/1988 Sat 28 Nov Reading 0 - 0 Blackburn R. Second Division
1986/1987 Tue 14 Apr Blackburn R. 0 - 0 Reading Second Division

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Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Rovers, with 4 goals against.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Royals have hit 8 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blackburn Rovers see themselves just below half way in the Skybet Championship, showing a record of 19 points from their 15 games played so far,

Reading's total of 24 points from their 15 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Skybet Championship.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Blackburn Rovers 6 2 1 3 5 8 7
Reading 6 1 3 2 10 11 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

With Reading only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Ewood Park will be a good result. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Blackburn Rovers 4 games since last home draw.
Reading Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

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