FM Preview: Reading v Cardiff City 19 Nov 2011

Last updated : 18 November 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Reading v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to Reading at Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 26 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 5 wins, and Reading have come away with 11 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2011, when they played out a goalless draw in a Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2) match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2008/2009 Sat 03 Jan Cardiff City 2 - 0 Reading F.A. Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Reading have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Bluebirds's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 9 against.

Reading see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 21 points from their 16 games played so far,

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 27 points from 16 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Reading 6 2 3 1 5 4 9
Cardiff City 6 4 1 1 15 8 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Bluebirds out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Reading. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Reading Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Cardiff City 6 games since last defeat.

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