Manchester Utd – Reading : Preview & Prediction
Manchester Utd and Reading play at Old Trafford in a FA Cup match (Round 3). There has been only 1 direct showdown in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 07-01-2017, which ended Manchester United’s (4-0) win.
Manchester Utd plays their first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of taking advantage of the home factor to achieve a positive result. In the last game he played, for the Barclays Premier League, won Newcastle away by (0-2). In the last 10 home games Manchester United have won 6, 3 draws and 1 defeat. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard.
Manchester United is a club that has twenty Premier League titles and has three Champions League titles, the last one to be beaten in 2007/08. In the current season, the team has been making an irregular campaign within the national championship, having won 38 of 63 points so far, being at the top of the table, but far from the first placed. In the last five games that Manchester United have played as principal, counting several competitions, in addition to not losing any, in four of them were scored more than 2.5 goals by the teams. I believe that in this match, Manchester United will be able to score goals and will make another very busy game.
Reading team plays their first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. In the last game he played, for Championship, lost with Swansea City at home by (1-4). In the last 10 games as a visitor Reading won 1, drew 4 and lost 5. The team allowed their opponents in 8 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to be improved. In 15 games, he never got around to scoring in the 8 games in which he conceded the first goal. In the last 17 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: he scored 5 of his 12 goals between the minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Reading is a club that has twice conquered the Championship throughout its history, being the most recent title won in the 2011/12 season, as well as having a League 1 (third division) title. In the current season, the team has been making a very weak campaign inside the Championship, having won only 20 of the 78 points thus far, being among the last placed, five points behind the first team outside the relegation zone. In the last five games that Reading played as a visitor, in three of them the team suffered goals from opponents. I believe that in this confrontation Reading will certainly suffer goals again.
Manchester Utd – Reading : Betting Tips
Manchester Utd – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70