Reading v Cardiff Prediction & Betting Tips, 18th August 201916th August 2019 / lee
Reading v Cardiff Championship Preview, 18th August 12.00pm
With back-to-back defeats to open the season with, Reading have had their struggles getting going for the campaign. So they will be under pressure to get something positive out of this home game on Sunday. Cardiff have already had a taste of victory this season having collected a home success over Luton last weekend. Read our Reading v Cardiff betting tips for more.
Reading v Cardiff Betting Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 13th, 2019 at 7:22 p.m.)
Reading News and Form
It has been a bad start to the new season from the Royals. They opened with a 3-1 loss at home against Sheffield Wednesday and then tanked to a 2-1 loss at Hull. So they need a massive boost for themselves. There will be significant early worries for them because last season they had their struggles in the division. The Royals were only two places above the drop zone in the final league standings. If they can’t get themselves up and running then there could be a long season ahead.
They have back to back away games coming up after this as well. It is a worrying amount of goals that they have given up so far. Last season their record at home in the Championship was W8 D6 L9 and 61% of all games at the Madejski went over 2.5 goals. Without question, their form at home did pick up in the second half of the campaign. However, looking back to the start of last season, they lost their opening three games (home and away), failing to win any of their first six and lost their first four home fixtures.
Reading v Cardiff Head to Head
This will be the first meeting since the 2017/18 Championship season
Reading are undefeated in five games against the Bluebirds
Cardiff have failed to win any of their last four trips to the Madejski
Both teams have scored in each of the last five meetings at Reading
Cardiff News and Form
Cardiff lost their opening game of this campaign, a 3-2 reverse at Wigan. Having dropped down from the Premier League that wasn’t the start that they wanted. Then a last-minute goal at home against Luton gave them their first success in this season’s Championship. That is back to back games which have gone over 2.5 goals from them, so that could be worth a look from a betting angle, considering the goals that Reading have given up too.
The Bluebirds had that terrible campaign in the Premier League last season then. At the end of the day, just one more league win by Neil Warnock’s men would have gotten them safe. The Bluebirds posted a W4 D2 L13 record on their travels in last season’s Premier League. Sticking the ball in the back of the net was a huge problem for them though as they averaged just 0.68 goals per away game. That should significantly rise in the Championship.
Reading v Cardiff Tips & Odds
Who will win – Reading v Cardiff Predictions
Both of these have shipped far too many goals for their own liking so far this season. Cardiff did suffer a slip up on the road in their opening away game of the season and Reading may just be able to do enough on home soil to get themselves a precious point to get their season going.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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