Manchester Utd vs Reading – After defeating Nottingham Forest 0-3 in the EFL Cup, Manchester United is looking to win again.
Manchester United had 67% of the ball during that game and attempted 15 goals, three of which were successful. The goals were scored by Bruno Fernandes (89′), Wout Weghorst (45′), and Marcus Rashford (6′) for Manchester United. Four of Nottingham Forest’s 13 goal efforts found the back of the net.
In 5 of the last 6 games in which Manchester United played, three goals or more were scored per game. During this time, their opponents scored six of them, compared to Manchester United’s total of 14. Putting past results aside, only time will tell if this match will see a continuation of that pattern.
Reading will be looking to right the wrongs after a loss to Stoke City in their previous Championship match.
Reading had 61% of the possession in that game, and none of their 7 shots on goal were successful. Four of the 16 efforts on goal by Stoke City were successful.
For Stoke City, goals were scored by Will Smallbone (11′), Tyrese Campbell (57′), Jacob Brown (80′), and Dwight Gayle (83′).
The numbers don’t lie, as Reading has allowed nine goals in their last six games while being scored against in five of those games. Reading’s defense can definitely be improved.
Manchester Utd vs Reading – Betting Analysis
When you look at their previous head-to-head results, which go back to January 19, 2008, you can see that Reading has lost every time.
They haven’t won any games because Manchester United has simply been too strong for them, defeating them in all of them.
19 goals were scored between them in these games, with the Red Devils scoring 15 of them and the Royals scoring 4. That equals 3.17 goals per game on average.
Reading has the ability to score against this Manchester United lineup, but it’s possible that won’t be nearly enough to prevent a loss.
What are the best odds for this match?
Checking on the latest odds for this match on the 90-minute result market, staking on Manchester United is best priced at 1.15, betting on a draw is 8.1, and staking on a victory for Reading is 18. These are the best bets available right now.
Manchester Utd vs Reading – Head-to-Head