Reading prepare to entertain Cardiff City at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 20 games played, Royals have recorded 9 wins, and Cardiff City have come away with 4 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Madejski Stadium was just last season, in September 2003, the Royals carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Tue 16 Mar||Cardiff City||2 - 3||Reading||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 16 Sep||Reading||2-1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Wed 26 Dec||Cardiff City||2 - 2||Reading||LGE1|
|2001/2002||Sat 08 Sep||Reading||1 - 2||Cardiff City||LGE1|
|1999/2000||Sat 25 Mar||Reading||0 - 1||Cardiff City||LGE1|
|1999/2000||Sun 26 Dec||Cardiff City||1 - 0||Reading||LGE1|
|1997/1998||Tue 03 Feb||Reading||1 - 1||Cardiff City||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Reading have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 5 conceded.
Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 34 points from 18 games. Cardiff City find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 19 points from their 18 matches.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against Cardiff City is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Royals in a close run game. Home Win
|Reading||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.|
|Cardiff City||Previous 4 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.