FootyMAD's Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 25 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Cardiff City fixture

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:
2008/2009Tue 25 NovCardiff City2 - 2ReadingCHMP
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.