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The FA Cup clash at Old Trafford on Saturday sees Manchester United hosting opponents Reading.

Manchester United are massive favourites with the bookmakers to knock out Reading of the cup. It will be a big surprise to see the latter advance from this stage this coming Saturday.

Manchester United show off very admirable numbers from their past ten matches, as they scored 2.4 goals on average per match. That makes a total of 24 goals, whilst they allowed 19 goals against, for an average of 1.9 per outing. They pulled off four clean sheets.

Reading scored 17 goals, conceded 17 and kept their opponents from scoring two times in their last ten matches.

The most recent match between Reading and home side Manchester United goes back to 5 enero 2019 when Manchester United triumphed in a 2-0 win at Old Trafford.

Manchester United vs Reading Prediction

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. Manchester United won five of their last six FA Cup matches at Old Trafford, scoring 17 and conceding 12 along the way. They lost once but didn't draw a single match.

Reading Form

Reading have been inconsistent in their last three matches, which brought home four points. They claimed a 2-0 win against Watford, before drawing 2-2 with Queens P.R.. This little streak came to an end, when Stoke proved too strong in a 4-0 defeat for Reading. Reading won twice, while also recording zero draws, and four defeats in their last six away matches in the FA Cup. The scoreline from these matches says 12 goals conceded and 11 scored.

We'd be flabbergasted to see Manchester United waste away a win against Reading, who could be in for a battering, the way goals have been flowing lately.

Manchester United vs Reading Stats

  • 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 Team News

Manchester United could have up to five missing players for various reasons for their upcoming match against Reading this coming Saturday. Mason Greenwood gets a day off from the Manchester United squad, as he serves out a suspension.

Donny van de Beek, Lisandro Martinez, Jadon Sancho and Axel Tuanzebe nurses various injuries and won't take part for Manchester United against Reading at Old Trafford.

Reading face a list of four absentees from the squad ahead of their next match this coming Saturday against Manchester United.

Reading need to do without Liam Moore, Tyrese Fornah, Dejan Tetek and Sam Hutchinson, who are not fit enough to travel to Old Trafford.

Manchester United vs Reading H2H

Manchester United go into their encounter with fond memories, as they won 4-0 and 2-0 the last two times they played Reading. Manchester United have a 80% win rate in the against Reading, who won zero of these matches. The total record reads 4-1-0, which is worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Manchester United vs Reading Results

Both teams scored three times in the last five matches between Manchester United and Reading.

Manchester United vs Reading Betting Tips

Despite having scored only twice in his last six league matches, Marcus Rashford has actually netted zero goals during this FA Cup season. He will surely want to add some more until the end of the campaign, and the upcoming match against outsiders Reading should be a good opportunity for him to improve on his recent goalscoring ratio. In short, siding with Marcus Rashford to add another goal this season should be a bet to consider.

Manchester United won ten of their last 10 matches on home soil, while drawing zero in a run that saw them avoid defeat in front of their home supporters. Reading won one of their last 10 away games across all tournaments, whilst also drawing two and losing seven. Manchester United have a justified hope of getting on the scoresheet at Old Trafford, since Reading only managed seven clean sheets in their 10 most recent away matches. The hosts claimed one clean sheets in their last 10 matches on home soil.

In the last five encounters between Manchester United and Reading over 2.5 goals came out three times, as Manchester United averaged 2.4 goals a game. Reading scored an average of 0.8 goals in these, while both teams scored three times. Manchester United saw over 2.5 goals in seven of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 2.3 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Reading's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.2 goals in these matches.