Reading played Cardiff City at the Championship of England on August 6. The match kicked off 14:00 UTC. Reading won 2-1.
Callum O'Dowda scored the first goal on the 4th minute of the game followed by goals from Shane Long and Tom Ince who made the final score 2-1.
Reading and Cardiff City (commonly referred to as Cardiff) meet again 4 months after the Championship match which Cardiff City won 1-2. Reading are on a poor run of form as they're approaching this clash after defeats from Blackpool and Brighton. The coach and the players will probably put extra effort in the defense as they have been conceding goals for 3 consecutive home matches now.
Cardiff City, on the other hand, are approaching the match in a good mood securing victories in 2 straight games against Norwich City and Swindon Town extending their unbeaten streak to 8 matches.
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Reading kicked off the game with Joe Lumley, Nesta Guinness-Walker, Thomas Holmes, Tom McIntyre, Andy Yiadom, Ovie Ejaria who got substituted by Kelvin Abrefa on the 66th minute, Tyrese Fornah, Jeff Hendrick, Junior Hoilett who got substituted by John Clarke on the 90th minute, Tom Ince and Shane Long who got substituted by Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan on the 81st minute as starters, with Dean Bouzanis, Kelvin Abrefa, John Clarke, Louie Holzman, Kian Leavy, Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan and Basil Tuma on the bench.
Cardiff City's starting eleven were Ryan Allsop, Jamilu Collins, Cedric Kipre, Curtis Nelson, Mahlon Romeo who got substituted by Jaden Philogene-Bidace on the 73rd minute, Callum O'Dowda, Andy Rinomhota who got substituted by Joe Ralls on the 46th minute, Romaine Sawyers who got substituted by Tom Sang on the 73rd minute, Ryan Wintle, Sheyi Ojo who got substituted by Kion Etete on the 73rd minute and Max Watters who got substituted by Mark Harris on the 52nd minute, with Jak Alnwick, Oliver Denham, Joe Ralls, Tom Sang, Kion Etete, Mark Harris and Jaden Philogene-Bidace on the bench.
Referee showed the yellow card 5 times throughout the game. Junior Hoilett, Curtis Nelson, Kelvin Abrefa, Mark Harris and Andy Yiadom were the ones to receive it.
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Reading and Cardiff City have met 5 times since February 2020. Reading have won 3 times, 1 match ended in a draw while Cardiff City have won once. The most recent match between them took place on April 9, 2022 at the Championship of England where Cardiff City won 1-2. Reading have scored 8 goals in these 5 head-to-head matches in total while Cardiff City have scored 7. So, overall, Reading have a better head-to-head record against Cardiff City in their recent history.
Reading have won 1 of their 3 matches in Championship, drawing 0 and having 2 defeats this season. They have scored 2 goals - 0.67 per match, conceding 6 - 2.00 per match. Cardiff City have won 2 of their 3 matches in Championship, drawing 0 and having 1 defeat this season. They have scored 3 goals - 1.00 per match, conceding 2 - 0.67 per match.
Reading are on a losing streak - they have lost to Blackpool and Brighton in their previous 2 matches while Cardiff City are on a winning streak - they have won Norwich City and Swindon Town in their previous 2 matches. Overall, Reading have won 6 of their last 20 matches, losing 10 and drawing 4, while Cardiff City have won 10 of their last 20 matches, losing 7 and drawing 3.
Reading have won twice (0-2 against Wimbledon on 19th of July and 2-0 against Colchester on 2nd of July), lost 3 times (1-0 against Blackpool on 30th of July, 1-2 against Brighton on 23rd of July and 0-2 against Benfica on 9th of July) and drew once (1-1 against West Ham United on 16th of July) in their most recent 6 matches.
Cardiff City have won 5 times (1-0 against Norwich City on 30th of July, 2-4 against Swindon Town on 23rd of July, 1-2 against Cheltenham Town on 16th of July, 2-0 against Newport on 12th of July and 3-2 against Cambridge United on 9th of July) and drew once (0-0 against Shrewsbury on 19th of July) in their most recent 6 matches.
As always, England Championship's live standings are availble and updated in real time. Reading are the 18th in the table with 3 points after 3 matches, while Cardiff City are the 5th with 6 points in 3 matches.
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