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:|
|2004/2005||Sat 23 Apr||Cardiff City||2 - 0||Reading||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 13 Nov||Reading||2 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 16 Mar||Cardiff City||2 - 3||Reading||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 16 Sep||Reading||2 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Wed 26 Dec||Cardiff City||2 - 2||Reading||LGE1|
|2001/2002||Sat 08 Sep||Reading||1 - 2||Cardiff City||LGE1|
|1999/2000||Sat 25 Mar||Reading||0 - 1||Cardiff City||LGE1|
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.
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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
|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.