Reading U21 vs Norwich U21 prediction 18.03.2024

Reading U21

Reading U21

2 : 1

Norwich City U21

Norwich City U21

1

2.1

X

4

2

2.7

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  • Competition: Premier League 2
  • Date: Monday, 18th March 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
  • Venue: EBB Stadium (Aldershot Town)

On Monday evening, Reading U21 and Norwich U21 will face off in the Premier League 2 at a neutral pitch at EBB Stadium in Aldershot Town. 

Reading U21 had an excellent start to the season, as they were around the top six places in the league, but with only one win in the last four games, they dropped to 10th place. So far, they have won 24 points, but since 16 teams will play in the playoffs this year, we think they are on a good course of securing the playoff spot. The biggest problem for Reading U21 this season is their terrible road record. 

Last year, Norwich U21 missed the playoffs of the Premier League 2 Group 2 only by three points! This year, the rules are very different, and Norwich U21 are on a good path to securing it. Right now, they are 14th with 20 points, but with a couple of potential losses, they could easily drop from the playoffs. Unfortunately for them, the remaining schedule is pretty challenging, and every game will be highly important. 

Reading U21 vs Norwich U21 pick: Over 3.5 goals

Reading U21 are playing totally differently at home and away from it. At home, they won 20 of the total 24 points - (83%). Considering that this game will be played on a neutral pitch and not at home, we do not trust them to win the match. Lately, Reading U21 have scored at least two goals in seven of 11 goals, and we think they will score at least a couple of goals vs out-of-form Norwich U21. 

Lately, Norwich U21 mostly played high-scoring games and were over 3.5 goals in three of the last four games in all competitions. Their defense totally collapsed, allowing nine goals in those four matches. On the positive side, their offense has been good, and they scored at least two goals during that four-game stretch. 

Considering all the above, we believe that an over 3.5 goals is the safest option for this tie.

Reading U21 vs Norwich City U21 Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Norwich City U21

    4 : 4

    Reading U21

    Premier League U21

  2. Reading U21

    2 : 0

    Norwich City U21

    Premier League U21

Reading U21

Reading U21 team news

Reading has been in financial trouble for a while now. According to the club's website, they could soon sell its training ground, Bearwood Park (where the U21 team plays), to help stabilize the club. According to speculation, one of the potential buyers are Wycombe Wanderers. Also, for unknown reasons, this game will be played at EBB Stadium, home of Aldershot Town.

The team's best striker, Jayden Wareham, got the opportunity to play for the senior team vs Derby. However, he played only nine minutes and should be back in the starting linuep for the U21 team.

Last matches of Reading U21

  1. Reading U21

    0 : 0

    Liverpool U21

    Premier League 2 Division One

  2. Fulham U21

    7 : 1

    Reading U21

    Premier League 2 Division One

  3. Reading U21

    2 : 1

    Sunderland U21

    Premier League 2 Division One

  4. West Brom U21

    0 : 3

    Reading U21

    Premier League Cup

  5. Reading U21

    1 : 2

    Sheffield United U21

    Premier League Cup

Reading U21 lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Harvey Collins

Defenders

  • 2

    John Ryan

  • 5

    Michael Strickland

  • 6

    Louie Holzman

  • 3

    Matty Carson

Midfielders

  • 8

    Jay Senga

  • 10

    Charlie Wellens

  • 4

    Tivonge Rushesha

Forwards

  • 7

    Adrian Akande

  • 9

    Jayden Wareham

  • 11

    Manadi Camara

Norwich City U21

Norwich U21 team news

In the previous game vs Leeds U21, Joe Duffy suffered an injury after only seven minutes and had to leave the field. The young winger had been in very good form, scoring two goals in two games before the last one. With him out, we will most likely see Alex Roberts, who scored one goal against Leeds. 

Last matches of Norwich City U21

  1. Leeds United U21

    0 : 2

    Norwich City U21

    Premier League 2 Division One

  2. Norwich City U21

    2 : 3

    Middlesbrough U21

    Premier League 2 Division One

  3. Chelsea U21

    3 : 2

    Norwich City U21

    Premier League Cup

  4. Norwich City U21

    3 : 3

    Fulham U21

    Premier League 2 Division One

  5. Brighton U21

    2 : 0

    Norwich City U21

    Premier League 2 Division One

Norwich City U21 lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Ellis Craven

Defenders

  • 2

    Marcel Mcintosh

  • 4

    Charlie Wilson

  • 5

    Waylon Renecke

  • 3

    Gabriel Forsyth

Midfielders

  • 7

    Adian Manning

  • 6

    Uriah Djedje

  • 8

    Regan Riley

Forwards

  • 10

    Alex Roberts

  • 9

    Ken Aboh

  • 11

    Elliot Myles

3 Reasons why we should see three or more goals

  1. Reading U21 scored two or more goals in seven of the previous 11 games
  2. Norwich were over 3.5 goals in three of the last four games
  3. Norwich U21 scored two or more goals in the last four matches

Main prediction Reading U21 - Norwich City U21

Over 3.5 goals

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55% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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Reading U21 vs Norwich U21 - FAQ

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How many yellow cards does referee Farai Hallam show per game?

Farai Hallam shows 3.16 yellow cards per game.

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Who could be the goalscorer for Reading U21?

Jayden Wareham, who scored seven goals in 11 Premier League 2 appearances this season.

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Who could be the goalscorer for Norwich U21?

Ken Aboh, who scored 11 goals in 14 Premier League 2 appearances this season.