Reading face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Three-quarters of the games have ended in defeat for Royals.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2007, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3 - 3 draw in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sun 13 May||Blackburn R.||3 - 3||Reading||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 16 Dec||Reading||1 - 2||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|1987/1988||Mon 02 May||Blackburn R.||1 - 1||Reading||CHMP|
|1987/1988||Sat 28 Nov||Reading||0 - 0||Blackburn R.||CHMP|
|1986/1987||Tue 14 Apr||Blackburn R.||0 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|1986/1987||Sat 04 Oct||Reading||4 - 0||Blackburn R.||CHMP|
|1979/1980||Sat 19 Apr||Blackburn R.||4 - 2||Reading||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Blackburn Rovers have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. The Rovers have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.
In complete contrast to Blackburn R., Reading are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Royals have hit 9 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Blackburn R. find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 15 points they have accumulated from 8 games. Reading see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 10 points from their 9 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Royals are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Blackburn R.. Home win
|Blackburn R.||Won 3 successive home games.|
7 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
|Reading||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.