Brighton U21 vs Reading Prediction 09.01.2024

Brighton U21

Brighton U21

January 09 19:00 (GMT)

0 : 0



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  • Competition: England &— EFL Trophy
  • Date: Tuesday, 9th, January 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:00 UK / 20.00 CET
  • Venue: Elite Football Performance Centre (Lancing)

Reading, a team from League One, will be attempting to secure a spot in the EFL Trophy quarter-finals when they play against Brighton Hove & Albion Under-21s at the Elite Football Performance Centre on Tuesday.

Brighton U21 vs Reading Betting Tips: BTTS

Following their surprising victory over Milton Keynes Dons in the last round of the EFL Trophy, where they delivered a 4-0 defeat away from home, Brighton’s youth team is set to face a new challenge. They will be trying to secure their first-ever quarterfinal appearance, something they have never achieved before.

Driven by the thunderous support from their fans, the Junior Gulls are determined to deliver another unexpected performance. They’ve won four out of their last five home games across various competitions and are ready to strive for another victory.

The most important thing is for things to seamlessly fall into place in the final third of the field. Brighton Under-21s have demonstrated this brilliantly, scoring an impressive 11 goals in their last four victorious home games. They will be aiming to make a significant impact on the scoreboard this coming Tuesday.

They will compete for a quarter-final spot in this tournament against Reading, a team that is finally showing promising signs of survival in England’s third division. Reading has formed a six-game unbeaten streak in the LO, with two wins and four draws.

In just their second appearance in the EFL Trophy, the Royals aim to secure a place in the tournament’s top eight teams. They will lean on their exceptional goal-scoring skills, having scored at least two goals in each of their four league matches.

Despite their prolific attack, Ruben Selles’ team has struggled away from home this season, particularly in their defensive play. This is clearly highlighted by their failure to keep a clean sheet in 10 consecutive away matches, during which they’ve conceded a minimum of two goals on eight occasions.

Considering the potent attacking forces on both sides, we sense that goals in both nets are the prudent choice for this contest which should be interesting for the full 90 minutes at Elite Football Performance Centre.

Brighton U21

Brighton U21 team news

Without a shadow of a doubt, Brighton U21 manager Shannon Ruth is poised to field the same side that utterly dismantled the League Two outfit Milton Keynes Dons in a resounding 4-0 triumph in the last round of the EFL Trophy.

Having left the field just before the conclusion of the first half against MK Dons due to injury, Jack Hinchy made a substitute appearance in the senior Brighton team’s 4-2 FA Cup victory over Stoke, and he is expected to lend a helping hand to the youth side on Tuesday.

Last matches of Brighton U21

  1. 20 dec 23

    Brighton U21

    2 : 1

    Lyon U21

    Premier League International Cup

  2. 16 dec 23

    Brighton U21

    0 : 0

    Leicester U21

    Premier League 2 Division One

  3. 08 dec 23

    Aston Villa U21

    4 : 0

    Brighton U21

    Premier League Cup

  4. 05 dec 23

    MK Dons

    0 : 4

    Brighton U21

    EFL Trophy

  5. 01 dec 23

    Fulham U21

    3 : 0

    Brighton U21

    Premier League 2 Division One

Brighton U21 lineup


  • 38

    Tom McGill


  • 60

    Jacob Slater

  • 50

    Ben Jackson

  • 57

    Ruairi McConville

  • 51

    Casper Nilsson


  • 48

    Samy Chouchane

  • 45

    Jack Hinchy

  • 54

    Jamie Mullins


  • 56

    Josh Duffus

  • 66

    Louis Flower

  • 64

    Brody Peart


Reading team news

As for Reading, they are guaranteed to be without the services of long-term absentees Tom McIntyre, Mamadi Camara, as well as 18-year-old Dom Ballard due to injury.

As their opponents Stevenage were participating in the FA Cup, the Royals, free from league responsibilities, could put forth a slightly stronger line-up against Brighton’s youth team in the mid-week match.

Last matches of Reading

  1. 16 dec 22

    Birmingham City

    3 : 2



  2. 10 dec 22


    1 : 0

    Coventry City


  3. 12 nov 22

    Hull City

    1 : 2



  4. 08 nov 22


    2 : 0



  5. 04 nov 22


    1 : 2

    Preston North End


Reading lineup


  • 22

    Joel Pereira


  • 2

    Clinton Mola

  • 32

    Nelson Abbey

  • 24

    Tyler Bindon

  • 27

    Amadou Salif Mbengue


  • 42

    Caylan Vickers

  • 23

    Sam Hutchinson

  • 4

    Ben Elliott

  • 29

    Lewis Wing


  • 12

    Paul Mukairu

  • 10

    Sam Smith

4 Reasons why we expect BTTS

  1. In four of their last five home matches, Brighton U21 has scored at least 2 goals.
  2. Reading has scored two or more goals in four consecutive matches.
  3. In all competitions, Reading has managed to maintain a clean sheet in 10 consecutive away matches.
  4. In their last 10 away visits, Reading has allowed two or more goals eight times.

Main prediction Brighton U21 &— Reading

Both Teams to Score

Updated 07.01.2024


56% winrate


1 wins in a row

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Brighton U21 vs Reading &— FAQ


Who is Brighton U21 player to watch?

Mark O’Mahony, with an impressive record of nine goals in just 12 appearances this season, will serve as the primary offensive force for Brighton’s youth team.


Who is Reading’s player to watch?

Harvey Knibbs is spearheading his team’s offensive efforts impressively this season, having netted 11 goals so far.