FM Preview: Cardiff City v Reading 01 Feb 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 31st January 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Cardiff City and Reading at 19:45 on Tuesday, 1st February 2011 in the Championship.
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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2010/2011||Wed 10 Nov||Reading||1 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2009/2010||Sat 10 Apr||Cardiff City||0-0||Reading||CHMP|
|2009/2010||Wed 16 Sep||Reading||0 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Sat 03 Jan||Cardiff City||2 - 0||Reading||FAC|
|2008/2009||Fri 26 Dec||Reading||1 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Tue 25 Nov||Cardiff City||2 - 2||Reading||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 08 Apr||Cardiff City||2 - 5||Reading||CHMP|
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.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|Cardiff City||5 games since last home draw.|
|Reading||4 games since last away draw.|
6 games since last defeat.
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