Reading v Manchester United Match Preview

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Manchester United fixture

The last time the two teams met at Reading was just over four years ago, in January 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

2007/2008 Sat 19 Jan Reading 0-2 Man. Utd. Premier League
2007/2008 Sun 12 Aug Man. Utd. 0 - 0 Reading Premier League
2006/2007 Tue 27 Feb Reading 2 - 3 Man. Utd. F.A. Cup
2006/2007 Sat 17 Feb Man. Utd. 1 - 1 Reading F.A. Cup
2006/2007 Sat 30 Dec Man. Utd. 3 - 2 Reading Premiership
2006/2007 Sat 23 Sep Reading 1 - 1 Man. Utd. Premiership
1995/1996 Sat 27 Jan Reading 0 - 3 Man. Utd. F.A. Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Reading have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While Royals have scored 13, a worringly large 16 have been leaked at the other end.

Manchester United's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Red Devils's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 13 goals for and 12 against.

Reading are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 9 points from their 13 games thus far.

Manchester United are leading the way in the Barclays Premier League, with their 14 games giving them a return of 33 points.

Current overall team form

Reading 6 1 2 3 10 13 5
Manchester United 6 4 0 2 10 6 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Royals at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Red Devils come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Reading Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Manchester United Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 25 outings ago.

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