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Cardiff vs Reading Predictions & Tips - Tight Clash in the Championship

15 Feb 2023
Alex Waite 15 Feb 2023
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  • Cardiff vs Reading predictions for Friday’s Championship match
  • The fixture is being played at Cardiff City Stadium (20:00 GMT)
  • Cardiff are winless in 12 of their last 13 matches
Cardiff are winless in 13 of their last 14 matches against Reading (Getty Images)

Cardiff vs Reading Predictions

Cardiff and Reading will want to avoid defeat following respective mid-week wins. The two sides are inconsistent and a cagey draw is expected in Cardiff.
  • Cardiff vs Reading Predictions
  • Head-to-Head
  • Cardiff Form
  • Cardiff Injuries & Team News
  • Reading Form
  • Reading Injuries & Team News

  • Cardiff are winless in 12 of their last 13 matches
  • Cardiff are winless in 13 of their last 14 matches against Reading
  • Reading are winless in their last 6 away matches


Reading have a 29-24 advantage against Cardiff in 77 meetings with 24 draws.

Cardiff Form

Cardiff ended their 12-match winless run in the Championship with a 2-0 win at Birmingham. The Bluebirds had 0.95-0.31 expected goals and Perry Ng and Callum Robinson scored late on.

Cardiff lost their previous five before the Birmingham win. Defeats came against Millwall, Luton, Hull (1-0) and Middlesbrough (3-1). 

Sabri Lamouchi’s side are 21st in the Championship and three points above the relegation zone. 

Cardiff Injuries & Team News

Midfielder Ebou Adams and defender Jamilu Collins are ruled out. 

Reading Form

Reading’s six-match winless run ended with a 2-1 home victory against Rotherham on Tuesday. The Royals trailed 1-0 at half time before Andy Carroll and Tyrese Fornah hit back.

Reading previously lost at Sunderland (1-0) and drew 2-2 at home against Watford. Paul Ince’s side are 13th in the Championship. 

Reading Injuries & Team News

Midfielder Ovie Ejaria and defender Tom Holmes are doubtful.

Defender Sam Hutchinson and midfielder Dejan Tetek are out. 


Cardiff and Reading are unconvincing. Neither side will want to drop further Championship points and a tight daw is expected.

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