FM Preview: Cardiff City v Reading 02 Jan 2012

Last updated : 01 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Cardiff City v Reading fixture

Reading face a trip to Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium on Monday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 30 games played, Royals have recorded 9 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 May 2011, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2) match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 19 Nov Reading 1 - 2 Cardiff City Championship
2010/2011 Tue 17 May Cardiff City 0-3 Reading Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2)
2010/2011 Fri 13 May Reading 0 - 0 Cardiff City Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2)
2010/2011 Tue 01 Feb Cardiff City 2 - 2 Reading Championship
2010/2011 Wed 10 Nov Reading 1 - 1 Cardiff City Championship
2009/2010 Sat 10 Apr Cardiff City 0 - 0 Reading Championship
2009/2010 Wed 16 Sep Reading 0 - 1 Cardiff City Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 3 conceded.

The Royals have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Royals's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 42 points from 24 games.

Reading's total of 39 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Cardiff City 6 3 2 1 7 4 11
Reading 6 5 0 1 11 3 15

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FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Royals could well see them head back from Cardiff City Stadium with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Cardiff City 8 games since last home draw.
Reading 5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.

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