Manchester United U23 vs Reading U23 Match Preview and Prediction
This is a Premier League 2 Divison Two match on Friday evening (UK time). Manchester United U23 will lock horns with Reading U23 at Leigh Sports Village Stadium with a 7:00pm kick-off.
At the time of writing there is no official UK TV coverage for this game. Frog The Gambler will be providing live scores throughout the game.
The following stats and analysis explain the reasoning for the tip in this match.
The rest of the preview explains the most important stats for this match, and describes Frog's logic underpinning the prediction. Frog will break it down below.
Betting Odds for Manchester United U23 vs Reading U23
First up, a table of the 1X2 market:
Manchester United U23: 2.4 (marathonbet)
Draw: 3.8 (bethard)
Reading U23: 2.64 (marathonbet)
On the Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 1.57 with marathonbet. The top price for Under 2.5 goals is 2.43 via marathonbet.
Frog has also assessed the current prices for the BTTS offerings. If you like "Yes", it can be backed at 1.5 with unibet. "No" can be snapped up at 2.5 with marathonbet.
Head To Head
To kick this preview off, Frog draws attention to their recent match. Manchester United U23 played Reading U23 in February in a Premier League International Cup match. The winners at the final whistle were Reading U23 with a final score of 1-3. D. Loader netted three times.
Over the last ten years, the two teams have played a total of 3 times. Manchester United U23 have won in 1 of the matches in this period. Reading U23 have won 1 of these occasions. There has been 1 draw.
In their matches to date, there has been an average of 2.33 goals per fixture. Manchester United U23 have scored an average of 1.0. Reading U23 have scored an average of 1.33.
Focussing on the Home and Away performance numbers, whichever side has been at home has won 33% of these matches and the visitors have got the win 33% of the time.
Manchester United U23
Looking over the last year, they have played 27 matches. They have 10 wins; 7 draws; and 10 losses. This gives Manchester United U23 a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 37%-25%-37%.
In this time, they have scored 1.56 goals on average per match; while conceding 1.3 goals on average.
A look at their home record in this time. They have a win rate of 35% (5 wins) from the most recent 14 home fixtures. 21% (3) of these games at home have been a draw, with the remaining 42% (6) ending in a loss for the home team.
On average they have scored 1.43 times when playing at home in this same period. They have conceded 1.36.
Their recent performance, across all formats, shows that they have a total of 18 goals in their last ten matches; 2 of these matches have been wins. There have been 7 occasions when both Manchester United U23 and their opponents have scored... The number of matches with a total of three goals or more is 7 games in these last ten outings.
And they have scored at least once in each of their last 9 matches.
There have been 35 matches played by them over the recent 12 months. They have 20 wins; 6 draws; and 9 losses. To summarise, Reading U23 have a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 57%-17%-25%, in recent form.
In these matches, they have averaged 2.17 goals for, and 1.34 goals against.
A look at their away record in this time. They have a win rate of 56% (9 wins) from the latest 16 away fixtures. 12% (2) of these away games have been a draw, with the remaining 31% (5) ending in a loss as the away side.
When the visiting side in this time, their average number of goals scored is 2.06. They have conceded 1.56 on average.
In their last ten matches they have scored 23 goals. In this time they have a win rate of 50%. Of those ten matches, 8 of them have seen both sides score. The total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 9 from their last ten.
And they have scored in each of their last 10 matches.
Frog's betting tip for Manchester United U23 vs Reading U23
Making a case for this being a tighter match-up than the market suggests, Frog is predicting fewer than three goals in this game. The market thinks that this is an unlikely outcome, but Frog thinks it is the value play.And odds of 2.43 are available with marathonbet for Under 2.5 Goals.