Reading are just two points above Barnsley and with 11 points between themselves and Birmingham in 20th they are desperate for three points. Blackburn also need the three points if they are to keep alive their slim hopes of automatic promotion.
It was a good point in midweek for the Royals away at high-flying Bournemouth in a game that ended 1-1 and stopped a three-game losing run. Blackburn ended their own three-game winless run by beating Derby 3-1 on Tuesday evening.
At home, Reading need to find some form having won just one of their 12 here losing five of their last six. On the road, Blackburn are struggling having picked up just two points from their last six.
Four of the last six the Royals have played seen both teams scored and they have managed just one clean sheet in their last 21. Prior to scoring three in the second-half in midweek Rovers had gone over 300 minutes without a goal.
Finding another consistent goalscorer would be huge for Reading who have been carried forward by John Swift in midfield. Blackburn also could do with finding another goal-threat since losing Ben Brereton-Diaz to injury.
Reading vs Blackburn: Match Stats
Both teams to score looks the play here as both sides are needing to start winning games or find themselves in trouble. Three of the last four and five of the last eight Reading home games have seen both teams score so this looks the play.
Tom Ince is a confidence player who grabbed a goal in midweek which was his first since joining the club. He is the kind of player who can grab a few goals in a role so looks too big at 6/1 to score at any time.
23 October 2021- Blackburn 2-0 Reading- Championship
2 March 2021- Reading 1-0 Blackburn- Championship
27 October 2020- Blackburn 2-4 Reading- Championship
18 July 2020- Blackburn 4-3 Reading- Championship
21 September 2019- Reading 1-2 Blackburn- Championship
The reverse fixture came in October on on that occasion Blackburn won 2-0 with a goal each from Sam Gallagher and Tyrhys Dolan. It is honours even from their last meetings with three wins each and one draw.