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Sky Sports pundit issues prediction ahead of Blackburn’s home clash with Reading



Blackburn will be looking for consecutive Championship when they welcome leaders Reading to Ewood Park tonight.

Toby Mowbray’s were comfortable 4-0 winners at Coventry City on Saturday, but have collected just one point from their previous two home matches and haven’t scored in either of those two fixtures.

But despite sitting 10th in the Championship standings, Rovers begin the evening just four points off second-place as they bid to become just the second team to score against the Royals this term.

Meanwhile, Reading also won easily on Saturday and have now gone more than six hours since they were breached defensively – dropping just two points from their opening seven league matches.

This is one of the stand-out fixtures this week, but what does Sky Sports pundit David Prutton think? He has predicted a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park.

He told Sky Sports: “When Blackburn have managed to get into the groove this season, they have been ruthless. Saturday’s 4-0 rout of Coventry was their third league win this term and, in those three games, they have hit 13 unanswered goals.

“As impressive as that is, Tuesday’s opponents Reading, have only conceded a solitary goal in their opening seven games. Veljko Paunovic has got the Royals sauntering along nicely, with a healthy five-point cushion between themselves and second-placed Bristol City, meaning a draw will not do them too much harm.”

The Verdict

This is an extremely difficult one to call – with Championship’s top scorers coming up against the league’s meanest defence.

The bookies have made Blackburn as firm favourites given their impressive goalscoring exploits, but Reading have been incredible under Veljko Paunoviic and would be foolish to write off.

I’m going to have to agree with Prutton and say 1-1.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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