Reading vs Cardiff City Betting Tip Away Win & BTTS – 16 April 2021

Bluebirds to return to Wales with maximum points

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Reading vs Cardiff City
16th April 1800hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Away Win & BTTS
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 6/1 odds taken 1023 GMT, Thursday 15 April

Veljko Paunovic’s Reading and Mick McCarthy’s Cardiff City lock horns in a tasty EFL Championship fixture at the Madejski Stadium this Friday night. The Royals are currently in seventh place with 66 points to their name, while the Bluebirds are seven points behind in eighth. With both teams going all out for the win, we should be in for an entertaining evening in Berkshire. We have the best odds and tips in our betting preview.

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Reading Preview – Can the Royals pick up an invaluable three points?

Reading’s play-off hopes have been dealt a big blow after the Royals have claimed just one win in six. To make matters worse, the likes of Bournemouth and Barnsley are showing no signs of letting up.

Since winning three in a row to really stake their claim for a spot in the top six, Reading have taken just six points from a possible 18. After draws with Queens Park Rangers and Barnsley, and a 3-1 win over Derby County, Reading were beaten at Watford last time out.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1027 GMT, Thursday 15 April)

With just four games to go after Friday’s night clash with Cardiff, Reading will be desperate to end what has been an excellent season on a high. However, Veljko Paunovic’s troops could just come up short in their race for the play-offs.

Cardiff City Preview – Bluebirds to bounce back with a win?

When Mick McCarthy took over at the Cardiff City Stadium back in January, Cardiff City were looking over their shoulder at the bottom three. However, the Bluebirds fired themselves into play-off contention with six wins in a row in February.

Unfortunately, McCarthy’s men have run out of steam in recent weeks. Since a thumping 4-0 win over Derby County, which briefly put Cardiff in sixth, City have won just one of their subsequent seven, losing three times along the way. However, after defeats to Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday (scoring none and shipping six), the Welsh side drew 2-2 with Blackburn Rovers last time out.

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The play-offs may be out of reach, but McCarthy’s Bluebirds will not give up until it is mathematically impossible. Can they get back to winning ways on Friday night?


Reading vs Cardiff City Betting Advice

Right at the start of the season, Reading were in rampant form, winning seven and drawing one of their opening eight Championship matches. One of those wins came at the Cardiff City Stadium in September, as goals from Michael Morrison and Lucas Joao gave the Royals a 2-1 away success in South Wales.


Key Facts – Reading vs Cardiff City Betting Tip

  • Cardiff have won just one of the last 13 league and cup meetings
  • 33 of Cardiff’s points have come away from home this season
  • Only one of Reading’s 20 home league matches has ended level


This is a game that both teams will be desperate to win on Friday night. The Royals have taken ten points from their last four home games, and the Berkshire club have a superb recent record over Cardiff, but we fancy the away team to nick the points at the Madejski.

There is good value in the Cardiff win and both teams to score at 6/1. Also, put some money on City to open the scoring in this one at the solid price of 7/5.


The best betting odds for Reading vs Cardiff City

Reading to win: 11/10 at Bet365
Draw: 11/5 at Bet365
Cardiff City to win: 13/5 at Bet365