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Reading vs Man Utd - WSL: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Jamie Spencer
Man Utd hosted the reverse fixture on the opening night of the 2021/22 season
Man Utd hosted the reverse fixture on the opening night of the 2021/22 season / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages
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Reading host Manchester United in the WSL's first game of the weekend on Saturday, with both teams looking for a positive result as the season enters its final stretch.

The Royals, who took 22 points from a possible 24 between early October and early February, managed to pull themselves out of a recent rut last weekend when they held Tottenham to a 0-0 draw following consecutive heavy defeats.

United, meanwhile, returned to winning ways last weekend when they thrashed Leicester, having previously struggled in games against Arsenal and Manchester City after their own outstanding run of wins in December and January.

This is everything you need to know about this weekend's game...


How to watch Reading vs Man Utd on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 12 March, 11:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Madejski Stadium
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Premier League (UK), FA Player (international)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Lucy May


Reading team news

The Royals could recall Emma Harries and Sanne Troelsgaard to the starting lineup after both had to make do with substitute cameos last time out.

"We’ve shown we can give anyone a game on our day," Harries said in the build up this one, referring to a famous win over champions Chelsea in December.


Man Utd team news

January signing Signe Bruun is a doubt and will continue to be monitored. But Hayley Ladd and Lucy Staniforth definitely remain sidelined for United despite progressing in their respective recoveries. Caution over minor problems will also rule out Kirsty Smith and Carrie Jones.

New arrival Jade Moore is still not ready for her debut but has at least started full training with the rest of the squad - caution will be exercised for the time being.

Millie Turner continues her recovery from an artery problem.


Reading vs Man Utd predicted lineups

Reading: Moloney; Bryson, Evans, Cooper, Woodham; Harries, Vanhaevermaet, Troelsgaard, Harding; Dowie, Rose

Man Utd: Earps; Batlle, Caldwell, Thorisdottir, Blundell; Zelem, Boe Risa, Toone; Thomas, Russo, Galton


Reading vs Man Utd score prediction

Manchester United are the team in better form and should have the quality to secure the win they need to boost their hopes of Champions League qualification.

The reverse meeting way back on the opening night of the season in September proved to be a fairly routine and comfortable win for Marc Skinner's side. That being said, Kelly Chambers' Reading are still a dangerous opponent, as Chelsea have previously found out to their peril.

Whoever wants to win this one will have to play at their best to earn it.

Score prediction: Reading 1-3 Man Utd


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