Reading vs. Blackpool Match Analysis And Prediction

Reading continue their search to extend their winning streak to three consecutive games when they welcome Blackpool at home. The match schedules for Wednesday at Select Car Leasing Stadium, with kickoff at 10:00pm.

Having lost five games already this half, Reading FC are in seventh place within the Championship.

 While they have won just four of their 14 league fixtures so far this season, the Royals do have an outside chance of making it into the Premier League.

After ending the campaign with a six-game winning run, the Clarets are now up to sixth in the table.

On the other hand, the Royals, who’ve kept clean sheets and scooped three points with just one goal, followed up a 1-0 win over Cardiff City on Saturday with another impressive performance against Barnsley.

 The Royals, making the playoffs for the second time in 19 years, are seeking to build on their winning momentum.  

Blackpool are currently on a run of 5 games without defeat, coming away with 2 victories and 3 draws.

The last four results have seen two clean sheets kept on the road at Rotherham, home against Barnsley and away at Derby the other week.

Blackpool started life in the Championship very well, making it their tally of points taken from games played into double figures, but then went on a bumpy ride through the first half of the season.

The last time Blackpool lost was at home to Bournemouth back ­on the second weekend of the season.

Since then they have played four games without defeat and secured three wins and one draw in that time.

Reading vs Blackpool Head to Head

Both sides have 12 games against each other with Reading taking six wins while Blackpool with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

Home

  • Reading 1-0 Barnsley
  • Cardiff City 0-1 Reading
  • Derby County 1-0 Reading
  • Reading 1-0 Middlesbrough
  • Fulham 1-2 Reading

Away

  • Nottingham Forest 2-1 Blackpool
  • Blackpool 2-1 Blackburn Rovers
  • Hull City1-1 Blackpool
  • Blackpool 1-0 Barnsley
  • Middelsbrough 1-2 Blackpool

Reading Team News

Neither Junior Hoilett or Andy Rinomhota were available over the weekend, but Andy Rinomhota is expected to be an option during the week, which will give the royals a boost.

The captain Chris Maxwell is out following a hand injury, Lewis O’Brien is worried about a concussion after a recent clash with Ivan Toney and goalkeeper Russell Griffiths suffered a broken finger.

Blackpool Team News

At the other end of the field, Shayne Lavery is unavailable even with injuries, which puts pressure on Yates to deliver the goals.

Predictions and Odds

 The hosts will likely be the dominant force in the game but expect the away side to hold firm for most of game.

  • Reading Win
  • Both Teams to Score
  • Goals Over 2.5

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