Our betting experts preview the FA Cup match between Manchester United and Reading and offer team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
The FA Cup game at Old Trafford on Saturday sees visitors Reading facing home side Manchester United in a fourth-round tie.
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Manchester United Form
Manchester United hope for some consistency, as their last three matches added four points to their account. A meeting with Crystal Palace resulted in a 1-1 draw, followed by a 3-2 defeat against Arsenal, before beating Nottingham Forest by 0-3. The fourth-placed Premier League side has been in potent form at Old Trafford, winning no less than five of the past six FA Cup matches here. They also hammered in 17 goals, while letting in 12 as they also lost once.
Judging by their last three matches, we can expect a bit of everything from Reading at the moment. Against Watford, they came out on top in a 2-0 win, before drawing 2-2 against Queens P.R. Most recently they were left reeling in a 4-0 defeat win against Stoke. The 14th-placed Championship side, meanwhile, won twice, while they’ve drawn zero and lost four in their last six away in the FA Cup.
Manchester United vs Reading Stats
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Manchester United and Reading. The facts are based on statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- Manchester United have won 6 of the last 8 home matches without conceding a goal
- Manchester United have not lost the last 10 home matches in a row
- Manchester United have won the last 8 home matches in a row
- Manchester United have scored in 19 of the last 21 matches
- Manchester United have won 4 of the last 5 matches without conceding a goal
- In 14 of the last 16 Reading matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Reading have not won 8 of the last 9 away matches
- In 8 of the last 10 Reading away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Reading have conceded in 8 of the last 9 away matches
- In the last 3 Reading matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
Manchester United vs Reading – Players in Form
Marcus Rashford has been the go-to guy for Manchester United this season. The striker has found the back of the net in nine of the club’s last 10 games, scoring 10 goals in total. On the other end of the pitch, Tom Ince is Reading’s top-scorer. The forward has scored six goals in 28 Championship games.
Manchester United vs Reading Betting Tips
Manchester United won ten of their previous 10 outings across all tournaments on home soil. They lost zero as well, whilst visitors Reading won one of their last 10 matches away from home. They drew two and lost seven. Manchester United have really struck gold when it comes to home form, having not lost any of their previous 12 matches at Old Trafford, and have beaten Reading in 4 consecutive meetings.
Both teams to score
Manchester United scored the first goal of the match an impressive eight times in the last ten home games. Reading scored the opening goal in four of a possible ten games. Manchester United probably enjoy the prospect of scoring on Saturday, as Reading managed only two clean sheets in the previous 10 matches. The former claimed six clean sheets in their last 10 matches. Manchester United have scored in 4 consecutive home meetings with Reading.
Over 2.5 goals came out seven times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Manchester United, who scored an average of 2.3 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Reading, who managed to score 1.2 times in those matches. Manchester United scored at least once in their previous 10 matches.
Match predictions: Manchester United vs Reading
To sum up, the upcoming match between Manchester United and Reading seems to be a good betting opportunity.