Cardiff City vs Reading
England – League Championship
Date: Saturday, 27 August 2016,
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff City will be confident of a win when they welcome Reading to their home ground after managing to avoid defeats in their previous two league games. They played a thrilling 2-2 draw away to Fulham last week and earned their first win of the season at home against Blackburn Rovers in the previous week. Cardiff haven’t lost against Reading since 2011 and Paul Trollope will be keen to take all three points when these two lock horns on Saturday afternoon.
Reading started their Championship campaign with a morale boosting 1-0 home win against Preston North End. But since then, they have failed to win in three consecutive league games, losing twice. The last week’s 2-2 draw against a strong side like Brighton and Hove Albion could improve their confidence. But they haven’t done well on the road in recent time. Reading have lost in 15 of their last 19 games on the road.
Cardiff City vs Reading: Head-to-Head
Cardiff City are on a three match winning run at home against Reading in Championship matches. Also, each of the three matches have witnessed Cardiff scoring at least twice.
Cardiff are also unbeaten in the last six league games against Reading at all venues. However an FA cut fixture sandwich between them in which Reading got the better of Cardiff City with a 2-1 win.
Reading’s last league win over Cardiff was at the same venue for Saturday’s match on May 2011.
Cardiff City vs Reading: Prediction
Cardiff have started their season pretty slow under the new management of Paul Trollope. However, they managed to avoid defeats in three of their four matches. And their only defeated was inflicted by QPR who scored twice in the closing stages of the game. Cardiff have shown great fighting spirit in the 2-2 draw away at Fulham in the previous away. And they are expected to build up on this against a Reading side who are without an away win in the last 6 Championship games.
The last three games between these two sides have seen under 2.5 goals. But looking at the good scoring form of Cardiff and a leaky defence of Reading, this fixture could see over 2.5 goals.
Cardiff City vs Reading: Tips
- Cardiff to win at 2.30
- Cardiff to score over 1.5 goals at 2.37