FM Preview: Cardiff City v Reading 01 Feb 2011

Last updated : 31 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Cardiff City at Ninian Park on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 28 games played, Royals have recorded 8 wins, and Cardiff City have come away with 13 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2010, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Wed 10 NovReading1 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2009/2010Sat 10 AprCardiff City0 - 0ReadingCHMP
2009/2010Wed 16 SepReading0 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2008/2009Sat 03 JanCardiff City2 - 0ReadingFAC
2008/2009Fri 26 DecReading1 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2008/2009Tue 25 NovCardiff City2 - 2ReadingCHMP
2005/2006Sat 08 AprCardiff City2 - 5ReadingCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

The Royals have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Royals, and 3 goals against.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 47 points from 27 games. Reading's 41 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City62228108

FootyMad's prediction ...

Royals's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Cardiff City, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City 5 games since last home draw.
Reading 4 games since last away draw.
6 games since last defeat.