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Blackburn Rovers play host to visiting side Reading at Ewood Park in the Championship match on Wednesday.
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📏 Form Guide
Blackburn Rovers won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 3-2 Championship defeat last time out to Stoke City.
In that match, Blackburn Rovers had 50% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. For Blackburn Rovers, the scorers were Ben Brereton Díaz (86') and Sam Gallagher (90'). On the other side, Stoke City had 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Ki-Jana Hoever (24', 43') and Tyrese Campbell (75') scored for Stoke City.
Blackburn Rovers have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, netting in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They have totted up the amount of 10 during that period while also conceding a total of 5.
Their prior results show that Blackburn Rovers:
- haven't won against Reading in their last 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 home league matches.
Since a loss in their previous game against Millwall in Championship action, Reading will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Reading managed 60% possession and 2 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target. For their opponents, Millwall had 8 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Andreas Voglsammer (11') scored for Millwall.
The numbers tell their own story, and Reading have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in all. In defence, Reading have not been doing too well. Let’s find out if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Coming into this fixture, Reading haven’t won away from home in the past 7 league matches.
🤜🤛 Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head meetings dating back to 18/07/2020 shows us that Blackburn Rovers have won 2 of these and Reading 4, with the number of drawn games standing at 0.
A sum of 20 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 8 of them for Rovers and 12 coming from The Royals. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The last league meeting between the two was Championship match day 4 on 17/08/2022 which ended up with the score at Reading 3-0 Blackburn Rovers.
On that occasion, Reading managed 35% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The goals were scored by Tom McIntyre (14'), Junior Hoilett (61') and Lucas João (78').
For their opponents, Blackburn Rovers had 8 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Keith Stroud.
ℹ️ Team News: Blackburn Rovers
The Blackburn Rovers manager Jon Dahl Tomasson has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all ahead of this match thanks to a completely healthy squad to pick from.
It seems likely that Rovers will possibly employ a 4-2-3-1 formation for this one, beginning the first half with Aynsley Pears, Joe Rankin-Costello, Hayden Carter, Dominic Hyam, Harry Pickering, Lewis Travis, Tyler Morton, Sorba Thomas, Sammie Szmodics, Ben Brereton and Sam Gallagher.
📋 Team News: Reading
Due to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Reading manager Paul Ince has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this clash.
We are inclined to think that The Royals appear most likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 formation, starting Joe Lumley, Amadou Salif Mbengue, Thomas Holmes, Naby Sarr, Tom McIntyre, Cesare Casadei, Mamadou Loum Ndiaye, Thomas Ince, Jeff Hendrick, Shane Long and Lucas Joao.
We’ve got the feeling that Blackburn Rovers will probably be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
In contrast, Reading will not find it easy to get shooting opportunities although we do see them being dangerous at times.
Accordingly, we see a 3-1 win for Blackburn Rovers at the conclusion of the game.
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Victor Martins, 02:00 11/03/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ewood Park (31,367)
Captain: Lewis Travis
Chairman: Steve Waggott
Manager: Jon Dahl Tomasson
Competitions: Championship position 4, FA Cup (Quarter-Finals)
⭐ Star Man: Ben Brereton Díaz
Typically playing in the Striker position, Ben Brereton Díaz was born in Blythe Bridge, England. Having played his first senior match for Nottingham Forest in the 2016 - 2017 season, the talented Forward has bagged 11 league goals in the Championship 2022 - 2023 season to date coming from a total of 33 appearances.
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