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Hunt For Away Win Continues At Cardiff

26 August 2016
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading travel to Cardiff City this weekend, with both sides looking for only their second league wins of the new campaign. It has been an indifferent start for both clubs in the Championship with Cardiff sitting in 15th in the early Championship table - a point ahead of the Royals who are 21st after four games. It's still very early days of course, but Jaap Stam's Reading could really do with at least a point to follow up on our decent point taken against Brighton in our last league game.

Reading have beaten Cardiff twice in our last 16 attempts - with the wins both coming away from home in the FA Cup and in the Championship Play-Off first leg. Excluding those fixtures, which were wins in the important games, Reading have struggled against Cardiff in recent history. Last season we lost 0-2 in Cardiff before picking up a 1-1 draw at the Madejski Stadium later in the season.

The Royals scraped through on penalties against MK Dons in midweek but appeared to seriously suffer with fitness as the game entered extra time. Luckily Stam has plenty of players to choose from as he is certain to make changed to the League Cup side. Striker Rakels will be unavailable after picking up a first half injury on Tuesday night. Al Habsi is likely to be recalled in goal to reaplce Jaakkola. Meanwhile third choice goalkeeper Bond has left to join Gillingham on loan and to pick up some vital first team action after dropping down the ranks at Reading.

Cardiff-v- Reading - Form

Cardiff-v- Reading - Form

Cardiff-v- Reading - Form

Cardiff-v- Reading - Form

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Discussion On This Story:


» 26 Aug 2016 13:15

Cardiff 2-0 Reading. Bottom 3 beckons.


» 26 Aug 2016 14:11

Apart from the Play Off Match we have an awful record there over the last decade.

3-1 Cardiff


» 26 Aug 2016 14:25

1-1 Immers, Kermorgant.

 Brum Royal

» 26 Aug 2016 14:29

1-1 Beerens


» 26 Aug 2016 14:47

Corrected for you.


» 26 Aug 2016 14:52

Surprise 2-0 away win.

 Ian Royal

» 26 Aug 2016 14:56

Hyde turns up to self destruct.
Cardiff 3-0 Reading


» 26 Aug 2016 15:31

1-1 Swift for us. Reading again control possession but cant finish more than once.


» 26 Aug 2016 18:53

Cardiff 0-1 Reading



» 26 Aug 2016 19:22

Neither side is going to set the world on fire anytime soon.

 Nuremberg Royal

» 26 Aug 2016 19:28

3-0: Soak up early pressure but trail to a 45th minute suckered punch.
They score a second 1 minute after half time and the third in the last minute as Al Habsi and McShane lead the attack searching for an equaliser. Work in progress still.


» 27 Aug 2016 07:21

If the players step up like the Brighton game 1-2

Evans, Beerens

Away hoodoo broken.

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