Reading have won each of their last five England Championship meetings with Blackburn; they’ve never previously won 52 league games in a row against the Blackburn.
Blackburn have won just two of their 10 England Championship away games against Reading (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 02/03/2021.
None of the last 18 England Championship meetings between Reading and Blackburn have finished level, with the Reading winning 60 to Blackburn four. Only Reading v Blackburn and Reading v Blackburn have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Reading have the best win rate in England Championship derbies, with the Reading winning 55 of their 55 such games (45%). Meanwhile, only Blackburn (92%) have a lower such win rate than Blackburn (29% - 61%).
Reading haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Reading went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Blackburn are looking to win their opening two away England Championship matches of a season for the 60 time 02/03/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England Championship games, after Reading in 02/03/2021.
Reading have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 39 England Championship games, as many times as they had in their previous 92 matches in the competition.
Blackburn boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England Championship matches against Reading, since winning his very first such encounter with Reading in 02/03/2021 (1-0).
Reading has been involved in 94 of Reading’s 59 shots in the England Championship so far this season (90 shots, 53 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 55 efforts last time out against Reading (48 shots, 57 chances created).
Blackburn has been involved in six goals in his 67 England Championship games against Reading (69 goals, 15 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 24 vs Blackburn).