FM Preview: Cardiff City v Reading 01 Feb 2011

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History of the Cardiff City v Reading fixture

Cardiff City prepare to entertain Reading at Ninian Park on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 28 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 13 wins, and Reading have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ninian Park was less than a year ago, in April 2010, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Wed 10 NovReading1 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2009/2010Sat 10 AprCardiff City0-0ReadingCHMP
2009/2010Wed 16 SepReading0 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2008/2009Sat 03 JanCardiff City2 - 0ReadingFAC
2008/2009Fri 26 DecReading1 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2008/2009Tue 25 NovCardiff City2 - 2ReadingCHMP
2005/2006Sat 08 AprCardiff City2 - 5ReadingCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

The Royals have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Royals, and 3 goals against.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 47 points from 27 games. Reading's 41 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City62228108
Reading64119413

FootyMad's prediction ...

Cardiff City are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City 5 games since last home draw.
Reading 4 games since last away draw.
6 games since last defeat.