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Tuesday’s EFL Trophy action features Exeter City against Reading.
Our Exeter City v Reading predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Exeter City, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-0 League One success vs Cheltenham Town.
The only scorer from Exeter City was Caleb Watts (68').
In their preceding six fixtures, Gary Caldwell's Exeter City have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a total of 7 times, with that being an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.17.
Reading will go into the match after a 2-1 League One win with the eclipse of Bolton Wanderers in their most recent outing.
For Reading, the scorers were Charlie Savage (77') and Caylan Vickers (86'). Dion Charles (20') scored for Bolton Wanderers.
Throughout their six most recent matches, Rubén Sellés's Reading have slotted home a total of 6 times - giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head clashes going back to 20/04/1992 shows us that Exeter City have won 2 of these & Reading 3, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
An aggregate of 20 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 9 from The Grecians and 11 belonging to The Royals. The average goals per game has been 3.33.
The previous league game featuring these sides was League One match day 5 on 26/08/2023 when the final score was Exeter City 2-1 Reading.
The referee was Will Finnie.
Team News: Exeter City
The Exeter City manager Gary Caldwell will be grateful to have no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash thanks to a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Reading
Due to a completely healthy squad ready to go, the Reading manager Rubén Sellés has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
Here is a game where Reading might need a bit of good fortune to register a score against this Exeter City side who we think will likely be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’re therefore anticipating a 1-0 winning margin for Exeter City after 90 minutes.
There should be little in it.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St James Park (8,219)
Captain: Pierce Sweeney
Chairman: Nick Hawker
Manager: Gary Caldwell
Competitions: League One position 3, EFL Cup (Third Round), EFL Trophy (Group G - South)
🔑 Key Player: Demetri Mitchell
Customarily taking up the Left Wing position, Demetri Mitchell was born in Manchester, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Manchester United in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 2 league goals in this League One 2023 - 2024 campaign to date from a total of 7 appearances.