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Cardiff vs Reading Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date: 17th February 2023
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK, 21:00 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium
TV: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Ultra HDR

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Cardiff vs Reading: Top Free Betting Tips

Cardiff City has finally found their winning form and faces Reading in the next EFL Championship fixture on Friday, 17 February. The Royals, too, will be determined, having put an end to their winless streak in their last league match against Rotherham.

Match Result Prediction: Draw

Cardiff City had consecutive five defeats before the last game and is without a victory at home in the recent nine games at home. In opposition, Reading has also registered only one win in the last five league games, together with two defeats and two draws. The Royals have won the recent successive meetings at the home of Cardiff but the visitors have struggled in the latest away outings, losing all the last four in a row. So we don’t see any team taking the lead in this game, and predict the sharing points at the end.

Total Goals Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals

Although Cardiff City managed to score twice in their last match, they have only scored a total of four goals in their previous five home fixtures. Similarly, Reading's recent away form has been dismal, scoring only two goals in their last five outings. Additionally, three out of the last five H2H meetings between these two teams at Cardiff City's home ground have resulted in low-scoring matches. Given the current statistics, we anticipate another game with under 2.5 total goals in this fixture.

Correct Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw

Following a long winless pattern at home, Cardiff City has not scored more than once in any of the last five hosting attempts in the EFL Championship. On the defensive end, the Bluebirds have also allowed a maximum of only one goal per game in four of them. On the contrary, the Royals rattled the net twice at home in the last game, however, failed to bring the same pattern in the previous five away outings. Therefore, we predict the teams to conclude a 1-1 scoreline at the end. 

Cardiff vs Reading: Form, Recent Games, and News

Cardiff Preview

Scoring two goals in the last ten minutes of the previous game, the Bluebirds recorded a 2-0 victory against Birmingham City. The team has a total of eight wins and eight draws after playing 32 games and stands in the twenty-first position. Left-back Jamilu Collins will miss out on this game due to injury issues.

As it stands, the Bluebirds are 21st in the Championship table and find themselves just two points above the relegation slots. Their poor form of going winless from their last fourteen competitive fixtures came to a conclusion during midweek. The onus is on them to build on their victory over Birmingham City and the fans at the Cardiff City Stadium will want them to continue in the same stead. In Reading, they have tough rivals, who themselves enter on the back of a home victory over Rotherham.

Reading Preview

After a wait of five games in all competitions, the Royals featured a 2-1 victory in the previous attempt against Rotherham United. Having a total of 12 wins and five draws in 31 attempts, Reading is currently present in the thirteenth position. Rotherham United. The manager Paul Ince will have a fully healthy squad to make a selection for this game. 

Reading will want a positive result in this away trip as they look to close the gap on playoff slots. They find themselves in fifteenth place, just six points shy of their season objectives. It will not be an easy task as they are winless in their last six away trips, losing on five occasions and drawing once. More troubling is their goal-scoring inability on the road, which has seen them score just thrice in their last five away fixtures while conceding 10 goals in return.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Cardiff vs Reading

Here are the game's top stats and a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

06/08/22

England Championship CHA

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Reading

gb

Cardiff

2

1

09/04/22

England Championship CHA

gb

Reading

gb

Cardiff

1

2

02/10/21

England Championship CHA

gb

Cardiff

gb

Reading

0

1

16/04/21

England Championship CHA

gb

Reading

gb

Cardiff

1

1

26/09/20

England Championship CHA

gb

Cardiff

gb

Reading

1

2

Last Five - Cardiff

04/05/24

England Championship CHA

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Rotherham

gb

Cardiff

5

2

L

27/04/24

England Championship CHA

gb

Middlesbrough

gb

Cardiff

4

1

L

20/04/24

England Championship CHA

gb

Southampton

gb

Cardiff

1

2

W

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

gb

Millwall

gb

Cardiff

3

1

L

10/04/24

England Championship CHA

gb

Birmingham

gb

Cardiff

0

1

W

Last Five - Reading

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

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Blackpool

gb

Reading

2

3

W

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

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Burton Albion

gb

Reading

3

2

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

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Barnsley

gb

Reading

2

2

D

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

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Bristol Rovers

gb

Reading

0

2

W

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

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Lincoln City

gb

Reading

1

1

D

FAQs regarding Cardiff vs Reading

Cardiff vs ReadingWho is the referee for this match? Darren Bond.
Who are the players to watch? Callum Robinson(Cardiff) and Tom Ince(Reading).
Who won the last Head to Head fixture? 2-1 to Reading.

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