Blackburn ended their impressive unbeaten run of 11 matches in all competitions, when they lost away to Stoke last Friday. They are currently in the 6th position, which leads to the playoffs, and after Burnley, they are the second best home team in the Championship with 12 wins in 17 games. On the other hand, Reading are approaching this clash after showing almost nothing in the last round at home against Millwall when they suffered a 0:1 defeat, extending their negative run to three defeats in a row, and have only 2 victories in the last 11 games. They are +9 points from the relegation zone, and still have a significant points plus to be calm in the middle of the standings. Tonight, coach Paul Ince has significant absence and can’t count on Hoilett (32/1), Yiadom (32/0), Loum (27/1), Meite (24/3), Rahman Baba (18/0), Hutchinson (11/0), Dann (10/0) and Ejaria (8/0). Blackburn is undeniably the favorite in this match, and they must win in order to keep the race for a playoff spot.