Reading vs Cardiff City – Preview, Tips and Odds

England: Championship
Reading
Full Time
2:1
Cardiff
Highlights and Stats


Reading will face Cardiff City for a showdown of the 2nd round of the Championship. The game will take place on 06/08 as Select Car Leasing Stadium will welcome the opponents. Reading failed to record any points in the first round and now sits on the 19th spot. On the other hand, Cardiff City sit on the 6th position in the table, collecting 3 points.

Reading vs Cardiff City Head to Head

TeamLast Game 2022/04/09Last 20 Games
Reading
loss
  • ?
  • Lhome
  • Waway
  • Dhome
  • Waway
  • Daway
  • Daway
  • Dhome
  • Whome
  • Daway
  • Dhome
  • Whome
  • Waway
  • Dhome
  • Laway
  • Dhome
  • Waway
  • Laway
  • Laway
  • Lhome
  • Waway
Cardiff
win
  • ?
  • Waway
  • Lhome
  • Daway
  • Lhome
  • Dhome
  • Dhome
  • Daway
  • Laway
  • Dhome
  • Daway
  • Laway
  • Lhome
  • Daway
  • Whome
  • Daway
  • Lhome
  • Whome
  • Whome
  • Waway
  • Lhome

Worth Mentioning

The most recent time when Reading and Cardiff City locked horns, the game finished with the score of 1:2 to Cardiff City. The two clubs took on each other on the 9th of April 2022. The visitors have been performing quite well in recent meetings, with the home outfits recording only 1 victory in the previous 10. The squads were unable to come up with a winner in many of the latest head-to-head meetings, as draw was the outcome in 6 of the preceding 10 matches. Out of the last five clashes, three yielded over 2.5 goals and four witnessed goals scored at both ends of the field. Within these battles on the pitch, Reading limited their rivals from scoring in one and Cardiff City struggled with achieving that feat. The antecedent five encounters ended with an average of 2.60 goals.

Reading vs Cardiff City Last Games Averages

*Average Metrics based on available data from last 20 games

ReadingCardiff
  • Goals

    1.35
    1.15
  • Fouls

    8.08
    12.00
  • Corners

    4.00
    4.42
  • Offsides

    1.42
    1.58
  • Cards

    1.00
    1.92
  • Posession

    54%
    46%

Reading Form

  • ?
  • Laway
  • Laway
  • Lhome
  • Laway
  • Dhome
  • Waway
  • Lhome
  • Whome
  • Daway
  • Whome

The efforts of Reading were not enough and they lost 1:0 away against Blackpool in a Championship match played on July 30th. At the moment, they are on a run of four consecutive defeats and have not won any of the last five games. In Reading’s last 10 meetings, being the host or playing away was not really a factor that affected the outcome. The squads playing on home ground recorded 5 triumphs and the guests recorded 3. The outfit finished in a draw in only 2 of the preceding 10 encounters. Two of the preceding five Reading clashes resulted in over 2.5 goals, with both sides scoring in one of those. They turned out incapable of limiting their opponents to no goals in any of the battles on the pitch throughout the period, while they were unsuccessful in scoring in four. Based on statistics, their most recent 5 outings ended with an average of 2.80 goals.
  • Goals
    1.10
  • Fouls
    9.50
  • Corners
    5.30
  • Offsides
    1.90
  • Cards
    1.40
  • Posession
    45%
LeagueDateTeam 1Team 2Team 1 ScoreTeam 2 ScoreForm
Championship2022/07/30BlackpoolReading10 L
Championship2022/05/07Luton TownReading10 L
Championship2022/04/30ReadingWest Bromwich Albion01 L
Championship2022/04/23Hull CityReading30 L
Championship2022/04/18ReadingSwansea City44 D
Championship2022/04/15Sheffield UnitedReading12 W
Championship2022/04/09ReadingCardiff City12 L
Championship2022/04/05ReadingStoke City21 W
Championship2022/04/02BarnsleyReading11 D
Championship2022/03/19ReadingBlackburn Rovers10 W

Cardiff City Form

  • ?
  • Whome
  • Waway
  • Dhome
  • Laway
  • Laway
  • Lhome
  • Laway
  • Waway
  • Lhome
  • Whome

In their previous match, Cardiff City met Norwich City on Saturday and it finished in a slender 1:0 win at home. The outfit is currently on a streak of two consecutive victories and have not suffered a single loss in its last three games. The home crowd, usually referred to as the “12th player”, have failed to significantly impact Cardiff City’s recent ten meetings, as they ended in 5 home triumphs and 4 away wins. Only one of their last 10 encounters resulted in a draw. None of the last five clashes featured over 2.5 goals, with one witnessing goals at both ends of the field. Cardiff City’s defensive efforts proved enough to limit the opposition to no goals in two of these and they failed to score on their own in two. There were not that many goals during the last five outings, with players netting an average of 1.4.
  • Goals
    0.80
  • Fouls
    11.70
  • Corners
    5.20
  • Offsides
    1.40
  • Cards
    2.90
  • Posession
    49%
LeagueDateTeam 1Team 2Team 1 ScoreTeam 2 ScoreForm
Championship2022/07/30Cardiff CityNorwich City10 W
Championship2022/05/07Derby CountyCardiff City01 W
Championship2022/04/30Cardiff CityBirmingham City11 D
Championship2022/04/27MiddlesbroughCardiff City20 L
Championship2022/04/23Sheffield UnitedCardiff City10 L
Championship2022/04/18Cardiff CityLuton Town01 L
Championship2022/04/15Hull CityCardiff City21 L
Championship2022/04/09ReadingCardiff City12 W
Championship2022/04/02Cardiff CitySwansea City04 L
Championship2022/03/16Cardiff CityStoke City21 W

Formations and Lineups

Reading

Formation:5-4-1
  • G1Joe Lumley
  • D23Junior Hoilett
  • D17Andy Yiadom
  • D3Thomas Holmes
  • D5Tom McIntyre
  • D18Nesta Guinness-Walker
  • M10Thomas Ince
  • M19Tyrese Fornah
  • M8Jeff Hendrick
  • M14Ovie Ejaria
  • F7Shane Long
1 Joe Lumley 23 Junior Hoilett 17 Andy Yiadom 3 Thomas Holmes 5 Tom McIntyre 18 Nesta Guinness-Walker 10 Thomas Ince 19 Tyrese Fornah 8 Jeff Hendrick 14 Ovie Ejaria 7 Shane Long

Cardiff

Formation:4-2-3-1
  • G1Ryan Allsop
  • D2Mahlon Romeo
  • D16Curtis Nelson
  • D23Cédric Kipré
  • D17Jamilu Collins
  • M6Ryan Wintle
  • M35Andy Rinomhota
  • M10Sheyi Ojo
  • M19Romaine Sawyers
  • M11Callum O'Dowda
  • F36Max Watters
1 Ryan Allsop 2 Mahlon Romeo 16 Curtis Nelson 23 Cédric Kipré 17 Jamilu Collins 6 Ryan Wintle 35 Andy Rinomhota 10 Sheyi Ojo 19 Romaine Sawyers 11 Callum O'Dowda 36 Max Watters

Match Details

ReadingvsCardiff
  • 90+5`
    (in) J. Clarke(out) J. Hoilett
  • 90`
    M. Harris
  • 90`
    A. Yiadom
  • 86`
    K. Abrefa
  • 81`
    (in) K. Ehibhatiomhan(out) S. Long
  • 74`
    (in) J. Philogene-Bidace(out) M. Romeo
  • 74`
    (in) T. Sang(out) R. Sawyers
  • 73`
    (in) K. Etete(out) S. Ojo
  • 66`
    (in) K. Abrefa(out) O. Ejaria
  • 65`
    J. Collins
  • 63`
    T. InceO. Ejaria
    2 - 1
  • 53`
    (in) M. Harris(out) M. Watters
  • 46`
    (in) J. Ralls(out) A. Rinomhota
  • 27`
    S. Long (pen.)
    1 - 1
  • 25`
    C. Nelson
  • 20`
    J. Hoilett
  • 4`
    0 - 1
    C. O'DowdaR. Wintle

Players Ratings

ReadingvsCardiff
  • 10Thomas Ince
    7.3 / 10
  • 17Andy Yiadom
    6.9 / 10
  • 3Thomas Holmes
    6.9 / 10
  • 5Tom McIntyre
    6.9 / 10
  • 8Jeff Hendrick
    6.9 / 10
  • 1Joe Lumley
    6.7 / 10
  • 19Tyrese Fornah
    6.7 / 10
  • 14Ovie Ejaria
    6.7 / 10
  • 7Shane Long
    6.6 / 10
  • 35Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan
    6.6 / 10
  • 23Junior Hoilett
    6.5 / 10
  • 30Kelvin Abrefa
    6.5 / 10
  • 18Nesta Guinness-Walker
    5.9 / 10
  • 6Ryan Wintle
    7.5 / 10
  • 11Callum O'Dowda
    7.3 / 10
  • 23Cédric Kipré
    7.2 / 10
  • 17Jamilu Collins
    7.2 / 10
  • 10Sheyi Ojo
    6.9 / 10
  • 35Andy Rinomhota
    6.7 / 10
  • 19Romaine Sawyers
    6.7 / 10
  • 8Joe Ralls
    6.6 / 10
  • 25Jaden Philogene-Bidace
    6.6 / 10
  • 9Kion Etete
    6.6 / 10
  • 36Max Watters
    6.5 / 10
  • 2Mahlon Romeo
    6.3 / 10
  • 16Curtis Nelson
    6.3 / 10
  • 12Thomas Sang
    6.3 / 10
  • 29Mark Harris
    6.2 / 10
  • 1Ryan Allsop
    6 / 10