Cardiff vs Reading Prediction & Match Preview

Cardiff vs Reading
England – FA Cup
Date: Tuesday, 4 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium (Cardiff).

Reading have only themselves to blame for being held to a draw, despite having home advantage up their sleeve in the first-leg. With Cardiff last tasting defeat here way back in November, it looks like the visitors have their work cut out for them this Tuesday.

Cardiff vs Reading Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash ended in a 1-1 draw.
  • All but one of their past four meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their previous six encounters.
  • Six of their last ten games have finished as a tie.
  • Reading have registered the win five times in their past fifteen fixtures. (W-5, D-6, L-4)

Cardiff vs Reading Prediction

Cardiff managed to hold Reading to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of this clash, that too on the road. The hosts were undoubtedly much the better side in that latter matchup and finished the ninety minutes with thrice as many shots at goal as their foes.

It is also worth mentioning that the visitors were down to ten men in the closing stages of that clash after Thomas Mcintyre was shown a second yellow.

Furthermore, the home team are currently on an impressive seven-match unbeaten streak in all competitions.

On the other hand, Reading are without a taste of success in their last five fixtures overall. Their most recent encounter was also with this foe, at this very same venue, back in the Championship, which ultimately finished in a frustrating 1-1 scoreline.

To be frank, Reading have been coping poorly on the road this season. At the moment, they are winless in each of their last three outings on the trot.

Piling on even more misery, the guests have not come out on top in any of their previous two visits here either. Given the promising form that Cardiff are on in front of the home crowd, count on the hosts to secure the bragging rights in this one.

Additionally, Cardiff have been found napping at the back in their clashes here as of late. The fact that they have kept a clean sheet in just one of their previous five games at home says it all.

Meanwhile, the visitors have failed to find the back of the net just once in their past six outings. Admirably, they have also scored eight goals from those clashes on the road alone.

Moreover, Reading have had their names on the scoresheet in six of their previous eight trips to this stadium too. As such, count on both teams to have their scoring boots on this week.

Cardiff vs Reading Betting tips

  • Cardiff to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
  • Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).