FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 28 March 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Reading prepare to entertain Blackburn Rovers at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 2 of the 5 previous games, with the Royals winning just 1.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in December 2006, with Blackburn R. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Royals in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 20 OctBlackburn R.4 - 2ReadingPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Reading's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Royals have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

Blackburn R.'s away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Reading find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 31 points from their 31 matches. Blackburn R.'s 49 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.631210710

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Madejski Stadium for the Royals and the Madmen are unable to see past Blackburn R. claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Reading 10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 11 .
Blackburn R. 4 games since last away draw.