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Reading FC v Arsenal FC - Bookmakers Make Their Early Predicitons

So we know the time and the place but what odds do the bookies give Reading FC of making their first ever FA Cup final, or even winning it....

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Only a handful of betting sites are actually taking bets on the game right now but with a month to go some are still happy for you to put your money down.

Unsurprisingly it's Arsenal who are overwhelming favourites for this one. The best price available on the Gunners to win this one in 90 minutes is 1/3 - so with a £30 bet you'll only add £10 in profit.

However Reading are as much as 9/1 to beat Arsene Wenger's side inside 90 minutes, so that same £10 would generate a tidy £90 profit for you.

The draw is at 4/1.

The only site currently offering odds to qualify (be it full-time, extra-time or penalties) is Betway, who give Reading a 5/2 chance of reaching the final and Arsenal are 71/500 or 1.4/10, meaning that a £10 bet would only give you £1.40 in profit.

The Premier League side are also odds on to win the competition, with Arsenal a best price of 11/13 right now. That might well drift out if Liverpool get past Blackburn though, with Brendan Rodgers' side currently 9/4. Their path is more difficult though, as they not only have to beat Blackburn but also get past Villa who are rated an 8/1 chance to lift the trophy.

So what about Reading? Well we're a best priced 22/1 to win the competition right now, so if you fancy us to actually win this thing, you're in for easy money..... and might also want to help me with my lottery numbers.

Readingfanman will be along a bit closer to the game to give us a comprehensive betting guide to stay tuned for that one.

So there you have it folks, the bookmakers believe that if we played this game 10 times we'd only win once. Have they got things right or are they underestimating our mighty Royals?

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