Reading vs Cardiff
Date: Sunday, 18 August 2019
Kick-off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Madejski Stadium (Reading).
Reading had a dismal campaign in the league last time out and have got off to the worst possible start in the new season with back to back losses. The home team failed to bounce back from their opening game defeat against Sheffield, while their previous clash on the road, saw them lose out to Hull by a 2-1 scoreline.
Cardiff turned things around from their opening day loss to Wigan by coming out on top with a 2-1 victory against Luton at home. The visitors certainly showed signs of promise in that clash and finished the game with twice as many attempts at goal than their foes.
The freshly relegated Cardiff side will be coming into the tie this weekend on the back of that positive result, and are sizing up as the favorites to pick up back to back wins when they square up against Reading.
Reading vs Cardiff Head to head (h2h)
- Their last encounter finished in a stalemate.
- Out of their last eight meetings at this venue, Reading have won just once.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in their previous five clashes here.
- Four of their last seven games have ended in a tie.
Reading vs Cardiff Prediction
The hosts have not picked up a win in their last three games in a row, and have emerged victorious just twice in their last six fixtures on home soil.
On the other hand, Cardiff have succumbed to a loss on just one occasion, from their last three fixtures. It also needs saying that the visitors certainly showed signs of resurgence in their most recent clash with Luton, and are more than likely to capitalize on that positive display.
Given that the hosts have not come out on top more than once in their last nine meetings with Cardiff at this venue, it is certainly safe to expect the Bluebirds to come away with all three points at the last blast of the whistle.
Three out of the last five goals for the home team have coming in the latter half of the game. Considering that Reading have been breached after the restart in two of their last three ties as well, expect Cardiff to find the back of the net without fail in the final forty-five minutes.
Reading vs Cardiff Betting tips
Full time result: Cardiff @ 2.10 (11/10)
Cardiff to score in second half @ 1.66 (2/3).