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:|
|2005/2006||Sat 08 Apr||Cardiff City||2 - 5||Reading||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Mon 02 Jan||Reading||5 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 23 Apr||Cardiff City||2 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 13 Nov||Reading||2 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|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|
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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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
|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.