EFL Championship: Game Week 33
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
17th February 2023
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Cardiff City’s Form
Cardiff’s home performance is a matter of concern this season as they managed to win (W4 D5 L6) on 4 occasions out of 16. They lost in their previous two home games against Middlesbrough (1-3) and Millwall (0-1). Cardiff scored 12 goals against their visitors in their 16 home league games and conceded 16 in return.
At away, Cardiff City's performance is poor too (W4 D3 L9) as they just managed to win 4 out of 16 league games. With 32 points in 32 games, Cardiff is sitting in the 21st position. They have netted 24 goals this season and conceded 36 in return.
Callum Robinson is the team’s top scorer with 5 goals and 6 assists followed by Callum O’Dowda (3) and Mark Harris (3) respectively 2nd and 3rd positions.
Cardiff’s possible lineup
Allsopp; Ng, Kipre, McGuinness; Romeo, Sawyers, Ri-nomhota Wintle, O’Dowda; Kaba; Etete.
Reading’s away performance is poor this season as they managed (W3 L11 D2) to win on 3 occasions out of 16. Reading lost their previous three away games against Sunderland (0-1), Stoke City (0-4), and West Brom (0-1). In their 16 away league games, Reading scored 12 goals against their hosts and conceded 31 in return.
Reading’s home performance is phenomenal this season (W9 L4 D2) as they managed to win on 9 occasions out of 15. With 41 points in 31 games, Reading is sitting in the 15th position. They have netted 35 goals so far this season and conceded 46 in return.
Thomas Ince is the team’s top scorer with 7 goals and 4 assists followed by Lucas Joao (5) and Andy Carroll (5) respectively 2nd and 3rd positions.
Reading’s Possible lineup
Lumley; Yiadom, Sarr, Mbengue; Hendrick, Hoilett, Ince, McIntyre, Baba; Carroll, long.
Cardiff vs Reading expert tips
Reading has already defeated Cardiff this season at home. Their track record while visiting Cardiff is also decent. Cardiff on the other hand, are winless against Reading since 2015 at home. Reading’s current away performance doesn’t seem well as they are struggling to find a win. After analyzing all the facts, we anticipate a draw here or a Reading win. In this match, we can expect less than 2.5 goals as both teams have scored less than 3 goals in a face-to-face contest.