Reading are back at the Madejski Stadium, after two games on the road, with Blackburn Rovers in town for a Tuesday night kick off.
The visitors are keen to stop their rot after a poor run which saw them Blackburn lose five of their last six matches;. They slippinged to 15th in the table. Wand while Reading’s win over Rotherham was vital, we know the Royals are capable of much more. One point out of 18 is not a promising return for Blackburn so Reading are smelling a victory. One the road, the Rovers’ form does not inspire brilliance either. They are winless in three away matches in a row, so Reading will do well to put them under pressure from the get-go.
Michael Morrison’s goal clinched three important points for Reading and a win against Blackburn will ensure confidence in the camp continues to grow. The playoffs are within reach still and with 13 Championship games to go, maintaining high confidence will be crucial.
The main threat comes from Adam Armstrong as the Rovers forward has scored 19 goals this season. He is the second top scorer in the division, having scored two more than Lucas Joao, who you might argue is due a goal after a tricky spell. We’ve priced Lucas Joao up at 7/2 or 4/5 to score the game’s first goal and get the ball rolling for the Royals.
Rafael Cabral’s clean sheet at Rotherham was important and claiming back- to- back ones can provide a building block for the team going forward.
Back Reading to win to nil at 14/5 or 3.8.
Three points, a clean sheet and a happy set of players is the demand this week, so let’s back our Royals to roar forward against the Rovers.