FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 15 September 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Reading v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to Reading at Madejski Stadium on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 23 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 4 wins, and Reading have come away with 11 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 03 JanCardiff City2 - 0ReadingFAC
2008/2009Fri 26 DecReading1 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2008/2009Tue 25 NovCardiff City2 - 2ReadingCHMP
2005/2006Sat 08 AprCardiff City2 - 5ReadingCHMP
2005/2006Mon 02 JanReading5 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Sat 23 AprCardiff City2 - 0ReadingCHMP
2004/2005Sat 13 NovReading2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Reading's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Royals's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Cardiff City's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Bluebirds have hit 6 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Reading find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 6 points from their 6 matches. Cardiff City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 10 from their 6 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City631210610

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Bluebirds out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Reading. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Reading Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Cardiff City An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.