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Reading v Cardiff City matched betting tips for the Championship match at the Madejski Stadium on Monday 11th December. Read the match preview and predictions for Reading v Cardiff City matched betting tips.
Reading have returned to form recently after a relatively poor start to the season. Manager Jaap Stam has got his side playing some good stuff again and it is reminiscent of the side that reached the Championship play off final last season. The Royals have won two and drawn two of the last four matches, with the two most recent results being a 3-0 win against Barnsley and a 3-1 success at Sunderland. Cardiff are challenging at the top and sit 2nd in the league, in the automatic promotion places. They are currently on a run of four wins in a row.
Reading Team News
The team selection should be pretty simple for Jaap Stam, as he is likely to name an unchanged starting XI for the fourth match in a row. There are quite a few players that are out through injury for Reading, with John Swift set to miss the next few matches. Jordan Obita is out for the season with a cruciate ligament injury, while Garath McCleary and Callum Harriott should be back at some point in the next few weeks.
Cardiff City Team News
Neil Warnock has some interesting decisions to make. Striker Omar Bogle came off the bench to score against Norwich last week and looks like he may have earned a start here. Nat Mendez-Laing is expected to play again after returning from injury recently. Aron Gunnarsson and Kenneth Zohore are both close to returning and could feature from the bench. Rhys Healey, Kadeem Harris and Lee Camp are out.
Reading v Cardiff City Team Predictions
Reading 4-1-4-1 Formation: Mannone; Bacuna, McShane, Moore, Gunter; Berg; Aluko, Kelly, Edwards, Barrow; Kermorgant
Cardiff City 4-3-3 Formation: Etheridge; Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Damour, Ralis, Bryson; Mendez-Laing, Bogle, Hoilett
Reading v Cardiff City Matched Betting Tips
Reading v Cardiff City betting stats for the last ten games:
- Reading – won 5, drawn 2, lost 3
- Cardiff City – won 6,drawn 2, lost 2
- Reading have scored an average of 1.7 goals and conceded an average of 1.2 goals per game
- Cardiff City have scored an average of 1.3 goals and conceded an average of 0.5 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Reading’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 3 of Cardiff City’s previous 10 matches
Reading v Cardiff City Goalscorer
Reading Leading Scorers
M Barrow – played 17, scored 5, first goal 2
J Bodvarsson – played 13, scored 3, first goal 2
D Edwards – played 13, scored 3, first goal 3
Cardiff City Leading Scorers
J Hoilett – played 20, scored 6, first goal 3
J Ralls – played 19, scored 5, first goal 4
N Mendez-Laing – played 17, scored 4, first goal 1
Reading v Cardiff City Predictions
Reading are looking good again and have scored six goals in their last two games, conceding just once. Modou Barrow will hope to continue his goalscoring form. That being said, they will be playing against the best defensive side in the Championship.
Cardiff themselves now have a six-point lead over the third placed side Bristol City and are sitting pretty in the automatic promotion places. They will look to take all three points here in order to keep up pace with Wolves at the top of the league.
Even though Reading are in good form right now, they are still fairly inconsistent in the long run hence why they only sit in 14th place. The tip is for Cardiff to edge a win here, and a 1-2 Correct Score looks like good value.