Cardiff vs Reading Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 17/02/2023

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England Championship - Cardiff City Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

The first match in upcoming Championship round is the Cardiff vs Reading duel, scheduled for Friday, February 17th. If you want to learn more about this game, check our preview of it and our betting tips, but don't forget our other Championship predictions either.

Latest Cardiff vs Reading Predictions and Betting Picks

If you need some help to find the best bet for Cardiff vs Reading, check our top betting tips for this game right here:

Cardiff to Win

Both teams are in poor forms at the moment and both of them have just one win in the last six games in Championship. However, Reading is overall in much better position as they sit in the middle of the standings, while Cardiff is dangerously close to the relegation zone.

However, Cardiff ended a four-game losing streak with a win over Birmingham in the last round, which was very important for them and given how poor Reading has been lately, Cardiff probably has the better momentum. On top of that, they are also hosting the game, so our first Cardiff vs Reading prediction is for Cardiff to win the match.

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Both Teams to Score – Yes

Both teams have scored in four of the previous five head-to-head duels between Cardiff and Reading, so we wouldn't be surprised if that's the case on Friday as well.

That being said, we only saw both teams score in 34% of all Cardiff games in the league so far, while the same thing happened in 48% of all Reading matches in Championship this season. Despite that, we believe in our prediction.

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The Best Odds and Stats for Cardiff vs Reading

If you want to bet on the top Cardiff vs Reading odds, check our selection of odds from the main UK betting sites right here:

Head to Head

06/08/22

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Cardiff

Cardiff

2

1

09/04/22

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

2

02/10/21

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Reading

Reading

0

1

16/04/21

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

1

26/09/20

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Reading

Reading

1

2

Last Five - Cardiff

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

2

W

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Cardiff

Cardiff

0

0

D

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Cardiff

Cardiff

4

1

L

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Cardiff

Cardiff

2

0

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

Cardiff

Cardiff

2

0

L

Last Five - Reading

24/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury

Reading

Reading

3

2

L

20/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

17/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Reading

Reading

4

1

L

13/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town

Reading

Reading

1

1

D

10/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Charlton

Charlton

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

We can now take a look at some of the top odds and markets for Cardiff vs Reading:

Cardiff odds: 23/20 (2.15) – 46.50%

Draw odds: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.40%

Reading odds: 29/10 (3.90) – 25.60%

We can see that Cardiff is the favourite, but not a huge one, so the guests are not without chances. When it comes to other markets, the top candidate to be the First Goalscorer in this duel is Morgan Wigley at 11/2 (6.50) odds, which implies a 15.40% probability. Also, the most likely Correct Score in this game is a 1-1 draw at 6/1 (7.00) odds – 14.30%.

Cardiff – Reading Preview: Team News, Recent Form and Possible Lineups

Now, let's take a better look at both teams and check our predicted Cardiff vs Reading lineups:

Cardiff

After losing four matches in a row in Championship, Cardiff finally broke that streak and notched an important away win over Birmingham in the last round. Thanks to those three points, Cardiff is now three points ahead of the first team in the relegation zone, but unless they can find a way to add some more wins to that one, their chances of survival aren't great.

When it comes to team news, Cardiff is currently without injured Jamilu Collins and Ebou Adams.

Cardiff Predicted Lineup:

Allsop – Romeo, Ng, McGuinness, Kipre, O'Dowda – Rinomhota, Sawyers, Wintle – Etete, Robinson

Reading

Just like Cardiff, their next opponent, Reading also got a win in the last round and it was a win that ended their poor run of six games without a triumph. Overall, Reading is right in the middle of the standings with 41 points from 31 games and they are unlikely to move much up or down until the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Tom Holmes, Ovie Ejaria, Sam Hutchinson, and Dejan Tetek are on the team's injury list right now.

Reading Predicted Lineup:

Lumley – Yiadom, Sarr, Mbengue – Hoilett, Ince, McIntyre, Hendrick, Guinness-Walker – Meite, Long

Starting Lineups

Make sure to check the starting lineups one hour before the game begins.

Cardiff

Cardiff
11
Callum O'Dowda
ie
9
Kion Etete
gb
47
Callum Robinson
ie
38
Perry Ng
gb
23
Cedric Kipre
fr
48
Sory Kaba
gn
19
Romaine Sawyers
kn
1
Ryan Allsop
gb
5
Mark McGuinness
ie
6
Ryan Wintle
gb
25
Jaden Philogene-Bidace
gb
Substitutes
35
Andy Rinomhota
gb
2
Mahlon Romeo
ag
26
Jack Simpson
gb
10
Sheyi Ojo
gb
8
Joe Ralls
gb
21
Jak Alnwick
gb
31
Connor Wickham
gb

Reading

Reading
18
Nesta Guinness-Walker
gb
19
Tyrese Fornah
gb
15
Femi Azeez
gb
2
Andy Carroll
gb
22
Mamadou Loum N'Diaye
sn
6
Scott Dann
gb
23
Junior Hoilett
ca
27
Amadou Mbengue
sn
24
Naby Sarr
fr
1
Joe Lumley
gb
5
Tom McIntyre
gb
Substitutes
10
Tom Ince
gb
21
Dean Bouzanis
au
11
Yakou Meite
fr
32
Nelson Abbey
gb
35
Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan
gb
46
Jack Michel Senga-Ngoyi
be
20
Cesare Casadei
it

Championship Standings

Player to Watch: Callum Robinson

We already said that we can see Cardiff winning this game, so we chose Callum Robinson as our player to watch for the duel against Reading as he is one of Cardiff's top performers this season.

The Irish forward has five goals and six assists in 21 appearances for Cardiff in Championship, so Reading needs to pay close attention to him and his ability to decide a match with one move.

Cardiff vs Reading – Frequent Questions

Cardiff vs Reading

  • What is the venue of the game? The venue of the game is Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff.
  • When is the match kicking off? The match is kicking off at 8 pm GMT on Friday, February 17th.
  • What happened in the last duel between these two teams? Reading beat Cardiff 2-1 in their last duel.

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