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Reading vs Watford live stream: Team news, predictions and where to watch the FA Cup online

By Andrew Francis

Published: 22:12, 6 January 2023

Reading and Watford meet for a place in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday at 12:30pm (UK time).

The hosts head into the match without a win in their last two, though they have been far more competitive over recent weeks. Watford, meanwhile, bounced back from consecutive defeats to Millwall (2-0) and Swansea (4-0) by beating Norwich City 1-0 on Monday.

How to live stream Reading vs Watford online:

Bet365* stream a selection of FA Cup matches live for account holders. Those interested in streaming Reading vs Watford live can take advantage of this service by following the simple steps below.

  • Click on this link.
  • ‘Join now’ and enter details.
  • Log in and fund your account.
  • Navigate to the ‘In-Play’ link at the top of the homepage and select your desired event.

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*Geo restrictions apply, not available in the UK. 18+ only, not available in the UK. Must have a funded account or placed a bet in the last 24 hours, BeGambleAware. All odds and offers within this article are accurate at the time of writing.

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Where to watch Reading vs Watford on TV:

  • UK: N/A
  • US: ESPN+

How else can I follow Reading vs Watford?

You can also follow match events in text form and bet along with the action on the new Squawka Live app.

Squawka Live not only allows you to keep track of the latest scores and your favourite teams, but also brings stats to the small screen, providing real-time updates so you never miss a bet.

With the Alerts feature you can also preset triggers that will notify you if specific in-play events such as match time, odds changes and goals/points happen.


Download the new Squawka Live app

  1. Download the Squawka Live app on the App Store or Google Play (here's the link). Currently, the app is available in the UK only.
  2. Follow your favourite sports, teams and leagues to receive notifications.
  3. Compare odds and set alerts for specific match scenarios.
  4. Use Squawka Live as your second screen with real-time updates from free-kicks to blocked shots and offsides.


Reading team news

Veteran defender Scott Dann returned to play 90 minutes earlier this week but it remains to be seen whether he’s fit enough to repeat the feat on Saturday. Paul Ince is set to rotate to keep his side fresh with Reading still only three points adrift of the promotion playoff places, despite sitting 13th in the table.

Watford team news

Christian Kabasele, Samuel Kalu and Keinan Davis all picked up injuries against Norwich meaning they’ll miss this weekend’s FA Cup clash.

Like Reading, Watford’s focus will be on Championship affairs as the Hornets currently occupy fourth place, so expect the likes of Ben Hamer and Matthew Pollock to come into a rotated team.

Scoreline prediction: Reading 1-2 Watford

Neither of these sides have gone beyond the FA Cup third round over the past couple of years, so something has to give here.

Through a mixture of injuries and needing to stay fresh for a promotion push, both teams should rotate their starting line-ups. Given their superior depth, that plays right into Watford’s hands, so the Hornets are likely to edge it.

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