Cambridge United vs Reading Match Analysis & Prediction
04/09/2023 10:00 pm
Reading will be looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s EFL Cup exit when they face Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium on Monday night.
While the hosts head into the contest in 11th position in the League One standings, the Royals are sitting in 18th place.
The early signs are encouraging for Mark Bonner’s Cambridge United side, who have collected nine points from their opening five matches.
Cambridge will now return to the Abbey Stadium, where they have won two of their opening three home matches after beating Oxford United and Bristol Rovers either side of a defeat to Stevenage.
The U’s are preparing to face Reading for the first time since 2002, and they will be looking to secure their first win over the Royals since claiming a 3-1 victory in August 1999.
Reading, who are hoping to earn promotion back to the Championship, kicked off the campaign with successive league defeats, before recording back-to-back wins over Cheltenham Town and Stevenage.
However, they were quickly stopped in their tracks by Exeter City, who claimed a 2-1 victory last weekend to halt the Royals’ momentum.
Reading endured another disappointing result in midweek, despite taking their EFL Cup tie with Ipswich Town to penalties after Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan scored an 87th-minute equaliser to level the score at 2-2.
Unfortunately for Ruben Selles, his side were beaten 3-1 in the subsequent penalty shootout, bringing an end to their cup campaign in the second round.
Having lost their opening two away league matches, Reading will be hoping to secure their first away victory of the League One season when they face Cambridge on Monday.
Cambridge United vs. Reading Head to head
In the eight previous meetings between these two teams, Cambridge United have claimed one victory while Reading have won four, and they have drawn in three. Reading have scored 12 goals and conceded seven in the process.
15/01/2000Reading0Cambridge United0League One
02/12/2000Reading3Cambridge United0League One
07/04/2001Cambridge United1Reading1League One
18/09/2001Reading1Cambridge United0League One
02/03/2002Cambridge United2Reading2League One
Cambridge United Team News
Cambridge United are still unable to call upon the services of Jordan Cousins, who is expected to be out for an extended period.
Long-term absentees Mamadou Jobe and Adam May are continuing to work their way back to fitness, but the pair remain sidelined for Monday’s contest.
Cambridge United's Last 5 Matches
08/08/2023Sutton United(P)2Cambridge United2League Cup
12/08/2023Fleetwood Town0Cambridge United2League One
15/08/2023Cambridge United1Stevenage2League One
19/08/2023Cambridge United2Bristol Rovers0League One
26/08/2023Leyton Orient2Cambridge United0League One
Reading Team News
Reading’s Tyler Bindon, Mamadi Camara, Lewis Wing, Sam Smith and Ovie Ejaria are all injury concerns for the trip to the Abbey Stadium.
The Royals can no longer call upon Andy Carroll, who terminated his contract with the club prior to joining French side Amiens.
Reading's Last 5 Matches
12/08/2023Port Vale1Reading0League One
15/08/2023Reading1Cheltenham Town0League One
26/08/2023Exeter City2Reading1League One
29/08/2023Reading2Ipswich Town2(P)League Cup
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