FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 01 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
Footymad preview
History of the Reading v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to Reading at Madejski Stadium on Monday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 21 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 4 wins, and Reading have come away with 10 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2004, the Royals carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 23 AprCardiff City2 - 0ReadingCHMP
2004/2005Sat 13 NovReading2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Reading are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Royals have rattled up an impressive 16 goals, and conceded 3.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Reading are leading the way in the Coca Cola Championship, with their 27 games giving them a return of 66 points. Cardiff City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola Championship, picking up 38 from their 27 games so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City6213367

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bluebirds are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Reading. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Cardiff City 7 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.