Two strong manners meet at Madejski. Reading will probably keep on the ball and try to play patiently for chances, while Cardiff should dominate the airspace. Both can limit the opponents’ chances. Value in that max. 1 team score?
It speaks for Reading:
Reading has found some good form lately, where you have just lost 1 of the last 5 matches and won the last 2.
Reading is at home where you are usually very strong.
Reading wants to calm the ball and has lots of ball possession, and away from home, Cardiff often allows opponents to take the initiative.
Reading won both the races last season with 1 goal.
Reading is the team in the league that allows the away team to get the least chances per. match.
It speaks for Cardiff:
Cardiff has won 4 games in a row despite having met strong opponents and one comes with confidence in the top.
Cardiff is quite strong at away team, having won 6 of the season’s 10-week games.
Reading wants to keep the ball on the ground, and Cardiff should dominate the airplay and deadbolts at both ends of the course.
Reading has been severely bothered by injuries and still has many absenteeisms.
Cardiff builds his team up on a solid defensive away away, and is the team in the league that allows the home teams to get the least chance.
Our Prediction: Cardiff win @ 2.60