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Reading vs Watford Predictions and Free Tips from our expert tipsters when the teams go head-to-head in FA Cup on Saturday, 07 January 2023.
Watford began this year on a good note as they won all three points from their game against Norwich. Now they will face their league rivals Reading; in the third round of the FA Cup.
On the other hand, Reading are thirteenth in the league and are winless in their last two league matches. They will have a difficult game as they have lost their last three FA Cup matches.
Watford have won five of the last six meetings against Reading in all competitions. In the FA Cup, this is the fifth time both teams have drawn against each other. In this competition, they won by 5-0 back in 1971 against this opposition.
The visitors won a Championship fixture against Reading nearly two months ago.
Watford will likely advance to the fourth round of this competition. They are on a two-game winning streak against this team in the Championship fixtures. Do also note that the visitors have won ten of their last eleven FA Cup matches against second-division opposition.
Watford have scored two goals in their last three wins against this team. Most recently they scored one goal against Norwich.
Since 2018, Reading have struggled to score in this fixture. In the last four meetings, only one team have scored. Therefore, it is unlikely that both teams will find the back of the net this time.
The visitors began this year by defeating Norwich by 1-0. At this ground, they have won numerous times in the past. We can back the visitors to win this fixture. Therefore, the first tip is that Watford will win this game – the odd for this tip will be at 2.62 odd.
Moving on, uur second tip for this game is that Under 2.5 goals will be scored – at 1.72. Not more than two goals have been scored in the last four consecutive head-to-head meetings.