Sky Live: Reading vs Blackburn preview
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Last Updated: 13/02/19 10:39am
Ovie Ejaria could return for Reading as they host Blackburn in the Sky Bet Championship on Wednesday (kick-off 8pm).
The Liverpool loanee missed their weekend trip to Sheffield Wednesday through illness, but Jose Gomes could have him back at his disposal. Yakou Meite could start up front as Nelson Oliveira continues to recover from facial injuries.
Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray could hand a start to full-back Amari'i Bell after their defeat by Bristol City on Saturday.
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Midfielder Richard Smallwood, however, looks set to keep his place in the side.
Reading have won their last two home Championship matches against Blackburn Rovers, doing so in 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Blackburn have picked up just one point in their last three league matches against Reading (W0 D1 L2).
Reading have won none of their last 10 matches played on Wednesday in all competitions (D4 L6) since a 1-0 win over Leeds in September 2013.
Blackburn have won just one of their last 10 away matches in all competitions (D3 L6), a 2-0 win at Millwall in January.
José Manuel Gomes has kept two clean sheets in three home Championship games as Reading manager, only one fewer than predecessor Paul Clement managed in 14 games at the Madejski Stadium (3).
Seven of Blackburn's last 11 away Championship goals have been scored via set pieces (two penalties, five free-kicks).
David Prutton predicts: 1-1 (5/1 with Sky Bet)