Reading came away from their opening match of the season on a sour note and hope to make amends in the upcoming match.Cardiff got what they hoped for in their first match of the season, as they claimed all three points in the opener.
Their upcoming match is a difficult challenge for Reading, who next face Cardiff in their continuous fight to avoid relegation. They should be highly motivated to spring a surprise, even against a tough opponent like Cardiff.
Reading go into their next Championship match, averaging a humble 1.1 goals per game in their last ten matches, in which they scored a mundane 11 times, while conceding 15 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.5 per game, where they kept their opponents from scoring once.
Cardiff travel to their next Championship match, averaging a lowly 0.8 goals per game in their last ten matches. They scored a disappointing total of eight goals, while also conceding 13 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.3 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring two times.
Reading vs Cardiff Preview
Reading managed to win two of their past six home matches in the Championship. In the remaining four, they drew one and lost three, as they scored eight and conceded nine goals.
A battle for survival appears to be on the cards for Reading as they seek to keep their Championship status for another term.
Cardiff won half their previous six away matches in the Championship, as well as seeing zero draws and suffering three defeats. They scored six goals whilst conceding seven.
A top six finish is the ideal scenario Cardiff hope to accomplish by the end of the season, but everything needs to click for this to happen.
Reading find it just as tough as Cardiff to get on the scoreboard these days, and a match short on goal looks highly likely, when they clash at Select Car Leasing Stadium.
Reading vs Cardiff Stats
- Reading have scored in 8 of the last 10 home matches
- Reading have not won 6 of the last 8 home matches
- Reading have conceded in 7 of the last 9 home matches
- Reading have scored in 4 of the last 5 matches
- Reading have not won 3 of the last 4 matches
- Cardiff have not lost the last 8 matches in a row
- Cardiff have won 6 of the last 7 matches
- Cardiff have conceded in 10 of the last 12 away matches
- Cardiff have scored in 7 of the last 8 matches
- Cardiff have not lost the last 4 away matches in a row
Reading vs Cardiff Team News
At the time of writing, it looks as if only two players are unavailable for Reading, when they prepare for their upcoming assignment.
Scott Dann and Lucas Joao nurses various injuries and won't take part for Reading against Cardiff at Select Car Leasing Stadium.
At the time of writing, Cardiff just have two players on the injured and absent list, as they prepare for their match on Saturday.Perry Ng is ineligible for selection in the Cardiff squad, as he is suspended.
Sean Morrison nurses an injury and won't be travelling with Cardiff.
Reading vs Cardiff H2H
Cardiff look back on one wins in their previous matches against their next opponent in the shape of Reading. The home side has a 50% win rate in these encounter for a total record of 5-4-1. No doubt worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
In the last ten matches between Reading and Cardiff over 2.5 goals came out five times. Odds on at least three goals are at 2.20 with bookies.
Reading vs Cardiff Betting Tips
It is the beginning of a new Championship campaign, and both Reading and Cardiff will be looking for their main strikers this season. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.
Reading won four of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, while drawing two and losing four as well. Cardiff won five from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew one and lost four in this run.Of the previous 10 outings at Select Car Leasing Stadium, Reading scored the opening goal five times, whereas their visitors were first on target in three of their last 10 games away from home.
Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet five times in the past ten encounters between Reading and Cardiff, with the latter scoring 0.8 goals on average in these. Reading managed an average of 1.4 goals as both teams scored six times in this run.Over 2.5 goals happened in three of Reading’s last ten matches across the tournaments. They pulled off an average of one goals during this run.Over 2.5 goals happened in three of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 1.4 times in those matches.