Reading vs Blackpool Prediction & Match Preview

Reading vs Blackpool
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 4 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:01 UK / 16:01 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium.

With both H2h history and recent form indicating a clear upper hand for Reading, expect Blackpool to be given a run for their money this weekend.

Reading vs Blackpool Head to head (h2h)

  • Their previous clash here saw Reading pull off a thumping 3-0 win.
  • Three of their last five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • A tie has occurred just twice in their past ten matchups.
  • Half of their previous ten encounters have witnessed both teams find the back of the net together.
  • Blackpool have registered the win four times in their last fifteen meetings. (W-4, D-3, L-8)

Reading vs Blackpool Prediction

Reading are finally in the groove, and are currently unbeaten in their last five games on the trot. The hosts have also been tasting nothing but success in their past three clashes as well, the most recent of which was a 2-0 win over Preston on the road.

At home, they have emerged victoriously in five of their past seven games, and are sporting a two-match winning streak under their belt at the moment too.

On the other hand, Blackpool pulled off a 3-1 win over Maidstone at home in the previous round to make it into the round of 32. However, the visitors have since been struggling to return to winning ways back in League One.

As of now, the guests have come out on top just once in their past five clashes. It is also worth mentioning that the away side have been at their worst on this road this term. They have just one measly win to boast of from their last ten outings in all competitions.

To make matters worse, Blackpool have been admitting back to back defeats in their previous six visits here.

With Reading on a far more convincing form, Blackpool can rule out any hopes of coming away with the win this weekend.

Furthermore, goals have not been hard to come by at Madejski Stadium this season, with eight of the last twelve games here featuring over 2.5 goals on the charts. Meanwhile, Blackpool have also been consistent in finding the back of the net in their recent outings, and have scored a goal or more in each of their last three.

To top it off, all of their previous four h2h clashes here have witnessed a combined total of three goals or more. As such, a high scoring affair is certainly in the reckoning come Saturday.

Reading vs Blackpool Betting tips

  • Reading to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.75 (3/4).