This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Cardiff City and Reading at 15:00 on 2nd January 2012 in the Championship.

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.