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:|
|2005/2006||Mon 02 Jan||Reading||5 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|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|
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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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
|Cardiff City||Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Reading||7 games since last defeat.|