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:|
|2010/2011||Wed 10 Nov||Reading||1 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2009/2010||Sat 10 Apr||Cardiff City||0 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|2009/2010||Wed 16 Sep||Reading||0 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Sat 03 Jan||Cardiff City||2 - 0||Reading||FAC|
|2008/2009||Fri 26 Dec||Reading||1 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Tue 25 Nov||Cardiff City||2 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 08 Apr||Cardiff City||2 - 5||Reading||CHMP|
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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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
|Cardiff City||5 games since last home draw.|
|Reading||4 games since last away draw.|
6 games since last defeat.