Reading vs Cardiff: Royals backed to continue on upward curve

Reading vs Cardiff: Royals backed to continue on upward curve

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Odds: Reading 37/20, Draw 9/4, Cardiff 31/20

Kick Off: 2000, 11/12/2017

Stadium: Madejski Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

Reading are down in 16th in the Championship but they have hit form over the past month or so and may be value to upset second-placed Cardiff.

The Bluebirds are also on a roll following four straight victories, but they have not won at the Madejski Stadium for the past three years, going down 2-1 here in January.

In fact, the Royals did the double over City last season and 37/20 is a tempting price for them to come out on top again in our Reading vs Cardiff betting predictions.

A Look At Reading’s Betting Odds

Jaap Stam faced a big job to lift Reading after missing out on a place in the Premier League via a penalty shoot-out loss to Huddersfield in the play-off final.

There was a clear hangover effect from the Wembley woes during a shaky start to the campaign and getting back in the top six this term will now take a heroic effort.

However, there have been far more encouraging signs of late, losing only to runaway leaders Wolves in the last seven fixtures.

Back-to-back wins over Barnsley and Sunderland, with three goals scored in each game, made it four triumphs during that period.

The Royals will face a meaner defence on Monday night, but we like 9/1 for a 2-1 home success from the Reading vs Cardiff odds.

A Look At Cardiff City’s Betting Odds

Cardiff’s bubble looked to have burst during a patchy run in September and October, which produced just three wins in nine Championship matches.

However, the Bluebirds are back flying high after picking up 12 points from the last four games to go six clear of Bristol City in third.

Nevertheless, even allowing for back-to-back wins at Barnsley and Nottingham Forest, both also beaten by Reading recently, Neil Warnock’s side have still lost on three of their last seven road trips.

On each occasion, City fell behind in the first half and we’re taking 37/20 for that to happen again in our Reading vs Cardiff betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

Sunderland 1-3 READING – David Edwards, Modou Barrow (2)

CARDIFF 3-1 Norwich – Joe Ralls (pen), Junior Hoilett, Omar Bogle

Head-to-head: Reading 2-1 Cardiff, Cardiff 0-1 Reading, Reading 1-1 Cardiff, Cardiff 2-0 Reading, Reading 1-1 Cardiff, Cardiff 1-2 Reading

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