FM Preview: Reading v Cardiff City 10 Nov 2010

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History of the Reading v Cardiff City fixture

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:
2009/2010Sat 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
2005/2006Mon 02 JanReading5 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.