FM Preview: Cardiff City v Reading 02 Jan 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Sunday, 1st January 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Cardiff City and Reading at 15:00 on 2nd January 2012 in the Championship.
History of the Cardiff City v Reading fixture
Cardiff City prepare to entertain Reading at Cardiff City Stadium on Monday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 30 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 13 wins, and Reading have come away with 9 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Cardiff City Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2011, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2) match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 19 Nov||Reading||1 - 2||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2010/2011||Tue 17 May||Cardiff City||0-3||Reading||Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2)|
|2010/2011||Fri 13 May||Reading||0 - 0||Cardiff City||Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2)|
|2010/2011||Tue 01 Feb||Cardiff City||2 - 2||Reading||Championship|
|2010/2011||Wed 10 Nov||Reading||1 - 1||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 10 Apr||Cardiff City||0 - 0||Reading||Championship|
|2009/2010||Wed 16 Sep||Reading||0 - 1||Cardiff City||Championship|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Cardiff City have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 3 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 Royals's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.
Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 42 points from 24 games.
Reading's total of 39 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Cardiff City are starting to turn Cardiff City Stadium into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. No-score draw
|Cardiff City||8 games since last home draw.
|Reading||5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.
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