Manchester United vs Reading: Predictions, tips & betting odds

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Manchester United hope to maintain their challenge for three trophies this season when they take on Reading in the FA Cup fourth round.

The Red Devils ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against Nottingham Forest to all but confirm their place in the Carabao Cup final and will be confident of making it two straight wins when they host Championship team.

Manchester United vs Reading latest odds

United bounced back from their loss against Arsenal to beat Forest in midweek and will be looking to keep their FA Cup hopes alive, too. They are the favourites to win this game at odds of 1/7 (1.14) with bet365.

The away team have not been in great form, having won one of their last five games in all competitions, and are the outsiders to go through at odds of 16/1 (17.00) with the draw set at 7/1 (8.00).

Manchester United vs Reading first goal scorer odds

Marcus Rashford has now scored 10 in as many games since the World Cup and broke the deadlock in their midweek victory. He is the favourite to do so again at 11/4 (3.75) while team-mate Wout Weghorst, who scored the second on Wednesday, is 4/1 (5.00).

Lucas Joao has scored five times in the Championship this season and is Reading's lowest-priced player to open the scoring at 16/1 (17.00) and co-star Yakou Meite is 18/1 (19.00).

Manchester United vs Reading preview

Despite going on an excellent run, United endured a difficult week when they drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace before losing to Arsenal.

Erik ten Hag's team bounced back on Wednesday with a simple victory against Nottingham Forest, putting one foot into the Carabao Cup final.

The Old Trafford side are pushing to go far in the FA Cup, too, as they look to end this season with silverware and will be confident of beating Reading.

The away side have not been great in recent weeks, winning just one of their last five games - a 2-0 win over Watford in the last round of the FA Cup.

Manchester United vs Reading tips and predictions

United should be too strong for Reading in this game, so backing them to win with a -1 handicap looks like a good bet at odds of 4/9 (1.44) while -2 is available at 6/5 (2.20).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.


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