Reading are ready to welcome Cardiff City to Madejski Stadium on Friday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 22 games played, Royals have recorded 11 wins, and Cardiff City have come away with 4 victories.
The previous match played between the two at Madejski Stadium was within the last three years, in January 2006, with Reading annihilating their visitors 5-1 in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|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|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Reading have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. The Royals have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.
Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Reading are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 49 points from the 24 games they have played so far. Cardiff City's total of 40 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Reading may be coming up against a decent side in Cardiff City, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Royals. Home Win
|Reading||Won 3 successive home games.|
6 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 5 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Cardiff City||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|
7 games since last defeat.