Our prediction for this Championship match:
Blackburn Rovers and Reading square off against each other at Ewood Park in what is expected to be a very exciting game. The Riversiders did well to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Watford, with the team rolling over Coventry City 4-0 on the road in their last league match. Talented attacker Adam Armstrong, who scored a brace at the weekend, will be the man to watch in the home team.
The Royals, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Wycombe and Rotherham. Veljko Paunovic is doing an amazing job with the Madejski Stadium outfit, and seeing that they managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last four league fixtures, we are positive that the visitors are going to grab something from the midweek fixture. Ivory Coast attacker Yakou Meite scored twice in the victory over the Millers, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Highlighted Player (Ed Upson):
Born on the 21st Of November, 1989, Ed Upson is an English professional footballer having capped for his country at the under-17 and under-19 levels. The Bury St.Edmonds local signed his first professional contract with youth club Ipswich at the age of 17. In 2008, he joined Stevenage Borough on loan and made his professional debut against Kettering Town in September. This appearance turned out to be his only for the club before he returned to Ipswich.
After making sporadic appearances for the club, in March 2010, Upson left Ipswich once again on a month's loan to join Barnet. He then joined Yeovil Town in what was initially a two-year deal at the start of the 10/11 season. His performances at the club earned him a further two-year extension on his contract. In four years at Yeovil, Upson made 147 appearances, scoring 17 and assisting 25 goals in all competitions.
He also helped them win the 2013 playoff final and secure a place in the EFL Championship for the first time in the club's history. Upson followed up spells with Milwall and Milton Keynes Dons before joining Bristol on the 1st of July, 2018. The 29-year-old plays as a Central midfielder and is known for his vision and passing ability.
Highlighted Team (Reading):
Reading FC is a professional football club that play in the Championship. The club was formed in 1871 and Madejski Stadium has been the home of Reading since 1998. The Royals used to play their home games at Elm Park in the past (1896 - 1998). Reading made it to the FA Cup semi-finals on two occasions (1927, 2015), but they have yet to win the prestigious trophy.
The likes of Robin Friday, Trevor Senior, Steve Death, Shaka Hislop, Phil Parkinson, Alf Messer, Jimmy Quinn, Michael Gilkes, Ronnie Blackman, Pavel Pogrebnyak and Martin Hicks are some of their more notable footballers. Aldershot Town were considered Reading’s fiercest rivals, but the Shots went out of business in 1992.
Seeing that Aldershot rejoined the league in 2008 it remains to be seen if the rivalry is going to be re-established in near future. Swindon Town and Oxford United are considered Reading’s big rivals as well.