Match Preview: Cardiff 1-1 Reading Predictions and Betting Tips, Championship

Tips & Predictions For Today, January 31, 2020.

League: ENGLAND: Championship – Round 30
Match: 20:45 Cardiff – Reading
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.36
Bookmaker: 1xbet
Match Result: 1:1 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Cardiff City are now unbeaten in three consecutive league games (W1, D2), after a 2-1 home victory versus West Brom last time out. Favourites to win here, the Welsh outfit can boast a win-draw rate of 91.67% as a betting favourite at home this league campaign (W7, D4, L1).
  • With a league-low one home loss this season, Cardiff sit third in the Championship home form table. Moreover, the ‘Bluebirds’ possess the third-best defensive record at home, averaging 0.79 goals conceded per league fixture here.
  • Reading last won in the Championship on New Year’s Day (D2, L2 since). Considering the ‘Royals’ have conceded the opener in two-thirds of their away league fixtures this term, it’s little surprise they’ve won just 26.67% of their Championship road trips this season (W4, D6, L5).
  • Away boss Mark Bowen saw his side draw 1-1 with Cardiff in the FA Cup last weekend (with the clubs subsequently meeting again on Tuesday), with both goals arriving within the opening ten minutes. Reading fans may have to wait to see their team score here though – Reading have netted 40% of their league goals after the 75th minute.
  • Players to watch: Lee Tomlin has scored after half-time in Cardiff’s last two Championship games, and netted Cardiff’s last league goal against Reading – that strike also arrived in the second half.
  • Reading’s George Puscas scored a brace in the reverse fixture. Three of his six league goals this season have come after the 75th minute.
  • Stat attack: Cardiff are winless in the last seven competitive H2Hs (D4, L3).
  • Only 26.19% of the goals Cardiff have conceded this league campaign have arrived at home.
  • Reading’s most common half-time scoreline has been ‘0-0’, with this result featuring 14 times across their 29 league games.