Cambridge vs Reading prediction, odds & betting tips 04/09/2023

Cambridge Utd
04/09/23 - 20:00

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Cambridge Utd - Reading

England League 1 - Abbey Stadium

6th Round

Cambridge and Reading face each other in a League One clash on Monday, September 04th as both sides are set to meet for the first time since 2002. Read on to learn about the latest Cambridge vs Reading odds in our detailed match preview.

Cambridge vs Reading predictions and betting tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Cambridge vs Reading, check our top betting picks for this game, as well as our latest team news and predicted lineups, along with our other best football tips for today.

Under 2.5 Goals

  • There have been no more than 2 goals scored in 4 of both teams’ 5 league matches so far. 
  • Also, 3 of Reading’s last 4 away games stayed under 2.5 goals. 
  • The same happened with 3 of Cambridge’s last 4 home matches. 

Cambridge to Win

  • Cambridge won 2 of their 3 home league games so far this season. 
  • Reading lost both of their away matches so far. 
  • Cambridge are strong hosts, they won 5 of their last 7 home league matches. 

Top betting odds and key stats for Cambridge vs Reading

Check the best Cambridge vs Reading odds and useful stats here, on our website:

Head to Head

02/09/23

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Reading

Reading

0

0

Last Five - Cambridge Utd

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

0

0

D

23/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wycombe

Wycombe

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

1

1

D

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Derby

Derby

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

1

0

L

16/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

1

0

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Charlton

Charlton

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

1

1

D

Last Five - Reading

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Blackpool

Blackpool

Reading

Reading

2

3

W

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Burton Albion

Burton Albion

Reading

Reading

3

2

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Reading

Reading

2

2

D

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Reading

Reading

1

1

D

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

Cambridge odds: 7/5 (2.40) – 41.7% Probability

Draw odds: 27/11 (3.45) – 28.9% Probability

Reading odds: 41/19 (3.16) – 31.7% Probability

As we can see, the bookies see Cambridge to be the expected winners in this match, with a 41.70% win probability. Regarding other markets, BTTS – No is worth considering in our opinion at 8/13 (1.62) – 61.90%.

Cambridge – Reading preview: latest form, news, and potential lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Cambridge vs Reading lineups.

Cambridge

Cambridge lost for the first time in the league last weekend when beaten 0-2 by Leyton Orient. The U’s won their first 2 home matches of the campaign with the same scoreline – 2-0. They have now recorded 5 wins in their last 7 home league matches stretching to last season. 

This will be the first meeting between the sides since 2002 so no real history to talk about in the last 2 decades. 

Star striker Elias Kachunga has recovered from injury and is available. He could start instead of the disappointing last weekend Kaikai. 

5 players are missing due to injuries right now. Among them are the influential playmaker May and the main left-back Haunstrup. The U’s are used to being without them though as both have been long-term absentees. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Stevens (GK), Andrew, Morrison, Bennett, Digby, Brophy, Thomas, Lankester, Jobe, Dunk & Kachunga 

Reading

Suffered a dramatic defeat vs Exeter last weekend. Played well but wasted too many chances to concede in stoppage time and lose the game. Yet to record a draw this season (W2 L3). On the road lost both games so far. 

Strikers Wing and Smiths remain sidelined. At least, the main forward Knibbs has been passed fit and he is expected to start. Winger Mukairu picked up a knock in the last match and together with Bindon and Camara he faces a late fitness test. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Button (GK), Mbengue, Dean, Abbey, Carson, Azeez, Savage, Hutchinson, Knibbs, Kelvin & Vickers 

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

​Player to Watch: Elias Kachunga

Cambridge’s striker Kachunga has been very influential so far. In the first 4 rounds, he was directly involved in 78% of the big chances created. 

Kachunga has recovered from injury and if he starts again as we expect he is bound to be in the thick of the action again when the U’s attack.


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