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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Reading fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 13 MayBlackburn R.3 - 3ReadingPREM
2006/2007Sat 16 DecReading1 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
1987/1988Mon 02 MayBlackburn R.1 - 1ReadingCHMP
1987/1988Sat 28 NovReading0 - 0Blackburn R.CHMP
1986/1987Tue 14 AprBlackburn R.0 - 0ReadingCHMP
1986/1987Sat 04 OctReading4 - 0Blackburn R.CHMP
1979/1980Sat 19 AprBlackburn R.4 - 2ReadingLGE1

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.