Manchester United vs Reading Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for FA Cup Match (Man U's Defensive Efforts Shine Bright)

Manchester United vs Reading Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for FA Cup Match (Man U's Defensive Efforts Shine Bright)


Manchester United vs Reading Match Info

2022-23 Emirates English FA Cup
Manchester United vs. Reading
Date: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Old Trafford — Manchester, England
Coverage: ESPN+

The 2022-23 Emirates English FA Cup has reached the fourth round as some of the best clubs in the world are set to duke it out for the title. There are a ton of exciting matches on the schedule, including a contest between Manchester United and Reading set for kickoff at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Manchester United vs Reading Odds & Spread

All FA Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MANU: (-800) | READ: (+1400) | Draw (+650)
Spread: MANU: -2 (+135) | READ: +2 (+140)
Total: 3.5 – Over: (+100) | Under: (-140)
Team to Score the First Goal: MANU: (-550) | READ: (+420) I NO GOALS: (+2600)
Odds to Win FA Cup: MANU: (+470) | READ: (+12000)

Manchester United enters this contest as the clear favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 3.5 goals with the under being favored at -140 odds.

Manchester United vs Reading Prediction & Pick

Manchester United has looked amazing over its last 10 home matches. The Red Devils have scored 24 goals, while only conceding four during that span at Old Trafford. Keep in mind Manchester United won nine of its 10 all-time FA Cup matches against Reading, too. No wonder the team is a big favorite.

Manchester United has surely learned from its mistake in last year's FA Cup when it was eliminated by Middlesbrough via penalties in the fourth round. Reading enters Saturday in a bit of a slump having conceded six goals in its last two matches. Negative momentum is never a good thing in soccer.

Final Score Prediction: Manchester United: 3 | Reading: 0

Manchester United vs Reading Betting Trends

- Manchester United is 3-1-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Reading is 1-2-2 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Manchester United is 5-0-0 (W-D-L) in its last five matches against Reading.
- Manchester united last won the Emirates English FA Cup in 2015-16.
- Reading has never won the Emirates English FA Cup.

Manchester United vs Reading Best Bet

There's not much hope for Reading. Manchester United has posted a clean sheet win in six of its last 10 matches and has looked poised on defense when playing at home. Not only that, but Manchester United has held Reading without a goal in each of the last three head-to-head FA Cup matches.

Bet: Reading Under 0.5 Goals (-128)

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