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Last updated : 07 April 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Reading fixture

Cardiff City prepare to entertain Reading at Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 24 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 12 wins, and Reading have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ninian Park was less than a year ago, in April 2005, with Cardiff City running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Mon 02 JanReading5 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, The Bluebirds have scored 9 and conceded 1 during this period.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Royals's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 10 against.

Cardiff City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola Championship, picking up 59 points from their 41 games so far. Reading are leading the way in the Coca Cola Championship, with their 41 games giving them a return of 95 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City6213577

FootyMad's prediction ...

Cardiff City are starting to turn Ninian Park into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occassion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Reading 7 games since last defeat.