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History of the Cardiff City v Reading fixture

Reading pack their bags to visit Cardiff City at Ninian Park on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 25 games played, Royals have recorded 8 wins, and Cardiff City have come away with 12 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Ninian Park was within the last three years, in April 2006, as the visitors ran out cosy 2 - 5 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 08 AprCardiff City2 - 5ReadingCHMP
2005/2006Mon 02 JanReading5 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Sat 23 AprCardiff City2 - 0ReadingCHMP
2004/2005Sat 13 NovReading2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2003/2004Tue 16 MarCardiff City2 - 3ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Tue 16 SepReading2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2001/2002Wed 26 DecCardiff City2 - 2ReadingLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 6 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 games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Royals, and 4 goals against.

Cardiff City's total of 28 points from their 18 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 33 points from 18 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Royals could well see them head back from Ninian Park with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Reading 6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.