Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Madejski Stadium will host Saturday’s FA Cup game between Reading and Cardiff City, who face each other in the last 32 of the prestigious competition. The Royals were on top of their game in December, but they failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Millwall at the weekend. Anyhow, Reading, who outplayed Blackpool 2-0 in the FA Cup round 3 replay, are surely capable of matching the Bluebirds on home soil.
Cardiff City, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from an embarrassing 6-1 loss to Queens Park Rangers, with the team sharing the spoils with Swansea City and Birmingham City in the previous two league fixtures. Since only three points separate the two teams in the Championship standings, we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. You should know that Reading and Cardiff City shared the spoils in three of their last six meetings in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Judilson Mamadu Tuncará Gomes):
Nicknamed Pele, Judilson Mamadu Tuncara Gomes is a 183-cm-tall midfielder who was born in Aqualva-Cacem Portugal. Despite being born in Portugal, Pele decided to represent Guinea-Bissau on the international stage. Judilson Mamadu Tuncara Gomes made two appearances Portugal U19 team, while receiving a call-up for the U20 team for a friendly against France.
Speaking of his senior debut, Pele played his first match for Guinea-Bissau on June 10, 2017 in a 1-0 win over Namibia. As for his club career, the Guinea-Bissau international played for the likes of Belenenses, Genoa, Milan, Arsenal Kyiv, Olhanense, Benfica, Pacos Ferreira, Feirense, Rio Ave and Monaco before joining Nottingham Forest on loan in 2019.
His main position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. Pele’s preferred foot is right and he has a contract with Monaco which should expire on June 30, 2023.
Highlighted Team (Cardiff):
Cardiff City are a Welsh football club that compete in the English second tier (Championship). In 2009 they moved from Ninian Park to Cardiff City Stadium, the venue that officially holds 33,280 spectators.
The Bluebirds played their first ever Premier League match on 18 August, 2013, but they were beaten by West Ham United (0-2) on their debut in the English top flight. However, a week later Fraizer Campbell (two goals) and Aron Gunnarson helped Cardiff City record their first ever win in the Premier League.
The Bluebirds outplayed Manchester City back then, but they eventually dropped to the Championship at the end of the season. Fellow Welsh outfit Swansea City are considered Cardiff’s fiercest rivals and the two teams take on each other in the South Wales derby.
The colour of Cardiff City’s home kit is blue, whilst they wear red shirts and shorts when playing on the travels.