Cardiff City vs Reading Betting Tip Draw & Over 3.5 Goals – 26 September 2020

Bluebirds & Royals to play out entertaining draw

Kieffer Moore / Cardiff City ©imago images / PA Images 19.09.2020

Cardiff City vs Reading
26th September 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Draw & Over 3.5 Goals
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 11/2 odds taken 0700 GMT, Friday 25 September

Neil Harris’ Cardiff City entertain Veljko Paunovic’s Reading at the Cardiff City Stadium in EFL Championship action on Saturday. The Royals have made an excellent start to their league season, winning both matches so far. However, Saturday’s game in South Wales will be a stern test for the early league leaders. Check out the best odds and predictions.

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Cardiff City Preview – Will the Bluebirds make it back-to-back wins?

Cardiff City’s season started in the worst possible way, as the Bluebirds lost 3-0 at Northampton Town in the first round of the Carabao Cup. City then fell to a 2-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at the Cardiff City Stadium on the opening weekend of the Championship season.

However, Cardiff sprung into life last weekend, picking up a win against Nottingham Forest. Kieffer Moore, who was making just his second appearance for the club, scored a brace in the 2-0 victory at the City Ground.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 0703 GMT, Friday 25 September)

Cardiff had one of the best home records in the Championship last term. The Welsh side racked up 42 points at the Cardiff City Stadium, with only Leeds United, Brentford and Fulham picking up more home points.

After getting off to a losing start in the Welsh capital a fortnight ago, Cardiff will be hoping to make home advantage count this weekend.

Reading Preview – Can the Royals make it nine points out of nine?

Veljko Paunovic has made a good start to life in Berkshire. Reading have won back-to-back games in the Championship, winning 2-0 at Derby County on the opening weekend before securing another 2-0 victory over Barnsley last time out. The Royals also beat Colchester United in the Carabao Cup.

Reading were poor last term, especially on their own patch. At the Madejski Stadium, the Royals picked up a mere 25 points, with only Hull City, who finished bottom of the table, accumulating fewer. Things were better on the road, however, as Reading won eight times away from the Madejski.

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After several poor years in the second tier, can Reading sustain a promotion challenge this season? Reading are currently top of the table on goal difference. At the time of writing, Paunovic’s men are priced at 11/1 to get promoted to the Premier League.


Cardiff City vs Reading Betting Advice

These two clubs know each other well having met four times last term. The Royals won 3-0 at the Madejski and drew 1-1 in Cardiff. Reading also edged past the Bluebirds in the Emirates FA Cup.


Key Facts – Cardiff City vs Reading Betting Tip

  • Cardiff have won just one of the last 12 league and cup meetings
  • Reading are one of three clubs to have taken maximum points in the Championship
  • The Bluebirds were beaten just three times on home turf last term


Including the 3-3 FA Cup draw in the Welsh capital in February, which Reading went on to win on penalties, five of the last six have ended in draws. On paper, these two teams seem quite well matched, and we fancy the pair to play out an entertaining draw at the Cardiff City Stadium at the weekend. The draw and over 3.5 goals is available at 11/2.

After his double last time out, Wales international Kieffer Moore will be hoping to add to his tally this Saturday. Back Moore to open the scoring at the Cardiff City Stadium.


The best betting odds for Cardiff City vs Reading

Cardiff City to win: 11/10 at Bet365
Draw: 5/2 at Bet365
Reading to win: 5/2 at Bet365