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Blackpool vs Reading Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips

Date: 30th July 2022
Kick-off: 3 pm
Venue: Bloomfield Road
TV: BT Sport

Blackpool will face Reading in another curious fixture from the opening round in the Championship.

Blackpool vs Reading: Top Free Betting Tips

Blackpool and Reading had a lot of room for improvement after the end of the previous season and will be motivated for a better campaign this year. Here are our predictions for the opening fixture.

Both Teams To Score – Yes

Reading and Blackpool had identical stats in attack last season and their goal-scoring abilities are not the greatest in the league. Both teams scored 54 goals in 46 games last year, which is not impressive. The matches between them, however, have always been incredible and goal-packed and we expect the same outcome in the opening fixture of this season. The teams had both teams scoring in four of the last five times they played against each other.

Total Goals – Over 2.5

This is one of those fixtures between two absolutely equal teams and we can expect multiple goals from either side here. The teams played twice last season and both games had five goals at full time – 4:1 and 2:3. Curiously, Reading had the tied-weakest defense in the previous season and conceded 87 goals in 46 games. While it seems like there is some improvement on that end, we are not too sure about it yet. We expect goals from both sides here.

Match Result – Blackpool

The home team will always have the advantage in such a fixture and we believe that Blackpool are still the better team out of these two. Both fixtures in the previous season finished with wins for Blackpool – as we said, 4:1 and 2:3. While we do not expect four goals from the home team, we think that 2:1 or something around that has a lot of potential. Blackpool will do their best to start the season with a home win.

Blackpool vs Reading: Form, Recent Games, and News

Blackpool Preview

Blackpool have one of the youngest squads and their transfers this off-season were entirely aimed for the future. All of the players they acquired came as loan tranfers and there is just one name that is more than 22 years of age. Overall, the team was good in defense last season but they lacked the strength in attack, so if they improve that, we should see them higher in the table.

Reading Preview

Reading had a truly disappointing season last year and barely survived the relegation battle after finishing right above the relegation zone. The team lost 25 out of 46 games and had one of the worst goal differences in the league. In a similar way, Reading decided to focus on free transfers and loans in the off-season but the difference is that most of what they got are experienced players around 30 or more years of age.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Blackpool vs Reading

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

30/07/22

England Championship CHA

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Blackpool

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Reading

1

0

26/02/22

England Championship CHA

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Blackpool

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Reading

4

1

20/10/21

England Championship CHA

gb

Reading

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Blackpool

2

3

14/01/20

England FA Cup FA Cup

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Blackpool

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Reading

0

2

04/01/20

England FA Cup FA Cup

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Reading

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Blackpool

2

2

Last Five - Blackpool

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

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Reading

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Blackpool

3

2

L

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

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Barnsley

gb

Blackpool

2

3

W

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

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Carlisle

gb

Blackpool

0

1

W

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

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Fleetwood Town

gb

Blackpool

0

1

W

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

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Cambridge Utd

gb

Blackpool

0

1

W

Last Five - Reading

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

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Blackpool

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Reading

2

3

W

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

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Burton Albion

gb

Reading

3

2

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

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Barnsley

gb

Reading

2

2

D

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

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Bristol Rovers

gb

Reading

0

2

W

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

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Lincoln City

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Reading

1

1

D

FAQs regarding Blackpool vs Reading

Blackpool vs Reading

In which places did these two teams finish last season?

Both sides were in the bottom half of the table but Reading barely survived the campaign after ending in 21st place. Blackpool, in turn were 16th.

Which team is the favorite in this match?

Blackpool are a significant favorite at this point and it is expected as they are the better team overall.


Vladislav

Vladislav has been professionally engaged in freelance journalism for six years, during which time he worked for several foreign publications in the sports field. A football and martial arts fanatic, he spent years training before turning to sports journalism.

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