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Reading v Man Utd Betting Preview: RvP to keep on scoring

United face an away trip to Reading this weekend, and everything suggests that they are bankers at 1.44 with Boylesports to come away with all three points.

Reading have won just once on their return to the top flight and, though that came in their last home game against Everton, they have been quick to revert to their old ways and come into this after back-to-back defeats against Wigan and Aston Villa.

The stats also reveal that in the 16 times the two side have met in all competitions, Reading have won just once and lost eight times against  United –  with their only victory coming in 1927!

Throw in the fact that table-topping United are also have the best away form in the league with five wins from seven and you can see why it should really be a case of how many they win by.

Many will be tempted to back them to come from behind given they’ve conceded first an incredible nine times in 14 league matches.

However I don’t think that will happen in this and fancy Sir Alex’s men to win to nil at very tasty looking odds of 2.62 withLadbrokes.

In the first goalscorer market it looks  a case of take your pick from Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney.

The former is a top priced 4.33 with bet365, while Wazza can be backed at 5 with Ladbrokes.

If forced to choose my money would be on the Dutchman who scored after just 33 seconds against West Ham in midweek.

United to win 2-0 or 3-0 is my idea of the outcome, and those scorelines are chalked up at 8 and 11 with Ladbrokes andBoylesports respectively. Split stakes on both should hopefully return us some juicy profit.