Reading vs Cardiff predictions for the FA Cup fourth round fixture on Saturday 23rd January 2020. This all Championship clash sees two midtable sides look to book a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup, see our predictions and tips below.
Kick-off time: 3pm.
Date: Saturday 25th January 2020.
Venue: Madjeski Stadium.
TV coverage: Highlights on Match of the Day.
These sides have both drawn a few matches recently and the same could happen this weekend. Neither manager will be worried about relegation from the Championship and a promotion push is equally as unlikely, so both teams might as well try and put a cup run together.
Reading have faltered after winning four matches in a row – they’ve picked up just one win in five (which was the replay vs Blackpool) and drawn three of those games.
Last time out they drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest thanks to a late equaliser. They’re 15th in the league table but nine points above the relegation zone.
Cardiff won a thrilling replay 4-3 against Carlisle to get to this point in the competition and might have to settle for another replay in this tie. The Bluebirds have drawn three of their last four matches now and away from home their recent record reads W2 D2 L2.
There have been some crazy results in that time including a 3-3 draw at Leeds and 6-1 loss at QPR.
I’m predicting a close game in this match and both sides might have yet another FA Cup replay on their hands-on Tuesday week. Bet on the game to finish a draw on Saturday.
Reading to win – 6/4 (Betfair)
Draw – 12/5 (bet365)
Cardiff to win – 2/1 (Coral)
Both teams to score is 8/11 with William Hill.
Over 2.5 goals is a 19/20 shot, with under 2.5 goals being 17/20.
In the anytime goalscorer odds, George Pucas and Sam Baldock are both 15/8 with Bet Victor.
Three of the last six meetings between these sides have ended in a draw.
The Championship fixture this season finished 2-0 to Reading.
Cardiff’s Aden Flint has already scored two FA Cup goals this season.
In the last 33 meetings, there have been 10 Reading wins, 12 draws and 11 Cardiff wins.
1-1 draw – 6/1 with Bet Victor.
Draw – 12/5 with bet365.
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