Reading prepare to entertain Cardiff City at Madejski Stadium on Wednesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 24 games played, Royals have recorded 11 wins, and Cardiff City have come away with 5 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in September 2009, with Cardiff City inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Royals in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|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|
|2005/2006||Mon 02 Jan||Reading||5 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Reading have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Royals, with 7 goals against.
Cardiff City's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Bluebirds, and 5 goals against.
Reading's 22 points from 15 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Cardiff City are holding the final promotion place in the Npower Championship, and have accumulated 32 points from the 15 games they have played so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Reading may be in prime form at home, but the quality of the opposition suggests to me that Cardiff City are going to come away with all the points in this one. Away win
|Reading||6 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Cardiff City||3 successive away victories.|
13 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.