FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 13 November 2004 By Footymad Previewer
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 20 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 4 wins, and Reading have come away with 9 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2003, the Royals carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 16 MarCardiff City2 - 3ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Tue 16 SepReading2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2001/2002Wed 26 DecCardiff City2 - 2ReadingLGE1
2001/2002Sat 08 SepReading1 - 2Cardiff CityLGE1
1999/2000Sat 25 MarReading0 - 1Cardiff CityLGE1
1999/2000Sun 26 DecCardiff City1 - 0ReadingLGE1
1997/1998Tue 03 FebReading1 - 1Cardiff CityFAC

Recent respective form guides

Reading have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Royals in those games, with 5 conceded.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Reading are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 34 points from 18 games. Cardiff City find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 19 points from their 18 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City614111107

FootyMad's prediction ...

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Reading may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
ReadingUnbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Cardiff CityPrevious 4 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.