Cardiff City vs Reading
Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium.
It is surprising to see Reading be one out of three Championship teams which managed to collect maximum number of points two rounds in. So far signing of Serbian coach Veljko Paunovic seems like a great move.
Reading improved drastically when it comes to defending in comparison to previous season, keeping three clean sheets in the last five outings. It’s really hard to expect them to do the same in Wales.
The Bluebirds are entering this clash as favorites, currently priced at 2.05 odds. Visitors were the underdog in both matches so far though.
Judging by how these teams performed so far, don’t be surprised to see a lot of battles in the midfield and low number of goals.
Cardiff City vs Reading Head-to-head
All of the most recent head to head matches between Cardiff City and Reading were entertaining to watch.
Especially the last one in FA Cup, January 2020. Full time result was 3-3 and Reading advanced further after a penalty shootout.
Four out of the last five meetings resulted either with BTTS or Over 2.5 goals FT.
When it comes to all time stats the score is tied with eleven victories each.
Cardiff City vs Reading Prediction
Cardiff City are once again having high expectations and a desire to return among the elite. They ended the previous campaign in 5th place, but got knocked out in the playoffs by Fulham.
A big majority of points was collected at this stadium, losing only three out of 23 games. Strangely, Sheffield Wednesday conquered Wales in the first round of this season. The first points for Bluebirds came last week on the road, beating Nottingham 2-0.
Reading’s fans should mostly thank Lucas Joao and Oviemuno Ejaria who played at very high level. This squad defeated Derby County and Barnsley in the opening weeks, scoring four and conceding zero goals. Cardiff have been inconsistent lately, so we feel that draw is the most realistic outcome.
Cardiff City vs Reading Bet Tips
Match to end in a Draw @ 3.50
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80.