Our prediction for this Championship match:
Ewood Park will host Wednesday’s football game between Blackburn and Reading. The Riversiders aim to recover from a 3-2 loss to Stoke City, with the team eyeing their fourth consecutive win at home ground. All Jack Vale, Daniel Ayala, Bradley Dack, Scott Wharton, Thomas Kaminski, Adam Wharton, Clinton Mola, and Sam Barnes miss out with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Meanwhile, the Royals are eager to put an end to their three-game losing run, and seeing that Blackburn have turned their Ewood Park into a real fortress, home win should be considered. As for the visiting team, all Mamadou Loum, Yakou Meite, Junior Hoilett, Abdul-Rahman Baba, Ove Ejaria, Sam Hutchinson, and Dejan Tetek remain in the recovery room. In their last meeting at the venue Blackburn recorded a 2-0 win over Reading, and we predict that history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Bradley Dack):
Born in Greenwich, England on December 31, 1993, Bradley Dack is a midfielder who plays for Blackburn Rovers in the Championship. Bradley Dack began his youth career at Charlton Athletic back in 2005 and five years later he moved to Corinthian. However, the English footballer started his senior career at Gillingham, making his league debut against Bradford City on August 18, 2012. 20 days later he scored his first senior goal as he found the net in Football League trophy clash against Crawley Town.
Before joining Blackburn Rovers on June 27, 2017 Bradley Dack played four games on loan for Braintree Town, scoring one goal in those league games. His main position is attacking midfielder, but he is used as both right and left midfielder as well. Dack once described himself as “free role behind two strikers”.
The Blackburn Rovers midfielder often finds the net and it has to be noted that he scored 16 goals in 36 appearances for the Riversiders in the 2017/2018 League One campaign.
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.