Manchester United vs Reading Odds 16/03/2013

Published on March 15th, 2013 8:35 pm EST

Manchester United, who are currently perched atop the English Premier League with a comfortable lead, will play host to Reading on Saturday evening.

This is truly a case of David vs Goliath. Manchester United is one of the premier football clubs in the world, while Reading is struggling to avoid relegation. Manchester United currently has a record of 23-2-3 (71 points) during EPL play this season, while Reading has struggled with a record of just 5-8-16, for a total of 23 points.

Manchester United has scored 68 goals this season while allowing just 31, while Reading has scored 35 goals and allowed 56.

Compounding Reading's issues will be the fact that the game is being hosted by Manchester United. Manchester United has been nearly unbeatable at home this season, dropping just one game to Tottenham in the sixth week of the season.

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As you probably guessed, Manchester United are big favourites to win on Saturday.

Here are the current betting odds:

Manchester United, 1.18
Draw, 7.50
Reading, 12.00

These odds mean that a successful $100 wager on Manchester United would return a total of $18 in profit, while a successful $100 wager on Reading would return a total profit of $1,100, IF they are able to pull out the big upset.

The draw no bet odds:

Manchester United, 1.02
Reading, 15.00

According to oddsmakers, these are the likeliest outcomes of Saturday's match:

Man Utd Wins 3-0, 7.00
Man Utd Wins 2-0, 8.00
Man Utd Wins 4-0, 8.00

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Can Reading pull off the shocking upset on Saturday, or will Manchester United add another win to their growing total?

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