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Reading vs Watford betting tips: FA Cup Third Round preview, predictions and odds

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Match preview

An all-Champions clash at the Select Car Leasing Stadium, so who’s FA Cup campaign will end before it ever really began?

When these two met at Vicarage Road in the league, João Pedro’s brace saw Watford to a 2-0 victory, with this likely to go the same way.

The Hornets are targeting an immediate return to the Premier League, sat fourth, following an impressive 1-0 victory at Norwich on Monday.

Vakoun Issouf Bayo coming off the bench to bag the winner in that one at Carrow Road.

In FA Cup terms, since reaching the final in 2019, Watford have lost all three ties, beaten by Tranmere, Manchester United and Leicester.

Can Slaven Bilić’s team break that streak here?

Right now, the Royals are 13th in the second-tier, beaten 1-0 by West Bromwich Albion in their last outing.

Overall, after a bright start to the campaign, Paul Ince’s team have won just four of their last 15, three of which have come at home.

So, who will march on into round four at the Madejski?

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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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