Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 4
Tue 04 February 2020 19:45
Referee
G Ward
Weather at KO
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Travel Info
2 hours coach
Distance
182 KM

Cardiff City

Last updated: Tue 04 February 2020 08:33
In Brief

Drawing plenty of games recently. New signings Brad Smith, Albert Adomah and Dion Sanderson ineligible. Joe Ralls and Sean Morrison doubtful.

Looking Back

Cardiff have now drawn three of their last four matches, something that has hindered their progress recently.

Drew 1-1 at home to Reading in the league last Friday having previously drawn 1-1 away in the first cup game.

Looking Ahead

Neil Harris expects to rotate his side with Sean Morrison emerging as a doubt while Joe Ralls is also still a worry.

New signings Brad Smith, Albert Adomah and Dion Sanderson are not available yet to make debuts.

Matt Connolly, Greg Cunningham, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Isaac Vassell remain sidelined.

Points of Interest

Excellent home record in the league with eight wins, six draws and one defeat.

Reading

Last updated: Tue 04 February 2020 08:33
In Brief

A second trip in four days to Cardiff for Reading. No new injuries but Ayub Masik and Felipe Araruna ineligible.

Looking Back

Reading will make a second long trip to Cardiff in four days with nothing to choose from in two previous meetings.

No wins in five now with form really deserting Mark Bowen's side.

Looking Ahead

New signings Ayub Masik and Felipe Araruna will have to wait for debuts having been signed too late for the FA Cup.

Andy Yiadom, Lucas Joao and Matt Miazga all remain sidelined due to injury. No new issues have been reported but Bowen likely to play a weakened side.

Points of Interest

In the league, Reading have four wins, seven draws and five defeats away from home.

Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability)
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Rested
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Transfer in
  • Greg Cunningham (def) Balckburn - end of loan; Brad Smith (def, Bournemouth, loan), Albert Adomah (mid) (Nottm Forest, loan), Dion Sanderson (def) (Wolves, loan)
Transfer out
  • Gary Madine (sp) (att) released; Armand Traore (def) released; Lee Peltier (def) (West Brom)
Transfer in
  • Ayub Masika (midfielder, Beijing Renhe, loan), Felipe Araruna (midfielder, Sao Paulo)
Transfer out
  • Joao Virginia (goalkeeper, Everton, loan ended), Josh Barrett (midfielder, Bristol Rovers), John Nolan (att), Walsall), Teddy Howe (defender, Blackpool)
Probable Bench
Transfer in
  • Greg Cunningham (def) Balckburn - end of loan; Brad Smith (def, Bournemouth, loan), Albert Adomah (mid) (Nottm Forest, loan), Dion Sanderson (def) (Wolves, loan)
Transfer out
  • Gary Madine (sp) (att) released; Armand Traore (def) released; Lee Peltier (def) (West Brom)

Reading

Last updated: Tue 04 February 2020 08:33
In Brief

A second trip in four days to Cardiff for Reading. No new injuries but Ayub Masik and Felipe Araruna ineligible.

Looking Back

Reading will make a second long trip to Cardiff in four days with nothing to choose from in two previous meetings.

No wins in five now with form really deserting Mark Bowen's side.

Looking Ahead

New signings Ayub Masik and Felipe Araruna will have to wait for debuts having been signed too late for the FA Cup.

Andy Yiadom, Lucas Joao and Matt Miazga all remain sidelined due to injury. No new issues have been reported but Bowen likely to play a weakened side.

Points of Interest

In the league, Reading have four wins, seven draws and five defeats away from home.

Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability)
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Rested
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Transfer in
  • Ayub Masika (midfielder, Beijing Renhe, loan), Felipe Araruna (midfielder, Sao Paulo)
Transfer out
  • Joao Virginia (goalkeeper, Everton, loan ended), Josh Barrett (midfielder, Bristol Rovers), John Nolan (att), Walsall), Teddy Howe (defender, Blackpool)

Key

Key players
Regular players
Support players
75% - Chance of availability
Artificial Pitch
Universal Player Grid
Squad Confirmed
Played in Cup fixture
New Information

Team Strength*

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Satisfactory
Just Adequate
Poor
*Based on Available Players
Game Score
Round 3
Birmingham City - Blackburn Rovers 2 - 1
Bristol City - Shrewsbury 1 - 1
Burnley - Peterborough United 4 - 2
Millwall - Newport County 3 - 0
Rochdale - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Rotherham United - Hull City 2 - 3
Brentford - Stoke 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 1
Cardiff City - Carlisle United 2 - 2
Fulham - Aston Villa 2 - 1
Preston - Norwich City 2 - 4
Reading - Blackpool 2 - 2
Southampton - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Watford - Tranmere Rovers 3 - 3
Bournemouth - Luton Town 4 - 0
Fleetwood - Portsmouth 1 - 2
Leicester City - Wigan Athletic 2 - 0
Manchester City - Port Vale 4 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 0 - 0
Bristol Rovers - Coventry City 2 - 2
Burton - Northampton Town 2 - 4
Charlton Athletic - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Chelsea - Nottingham Forest 2 - 0
Crewe Alexandra - Barnsley 1 - 3
Crystal Palace - Derby County 0 - 1
Middlesbrough - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
QPR - Swansea City 5 - 1
Liverpool - Everton 1 - 0
Gillingham - West Ham United 0 - 2
Arsenal - Leeds United 1 - 0
Blackpool - Reading 0 - 2
Coventry City - Bristol Rovers 3 - 0
Newcastle United - Rochdale 4 - 1
Shrewsbury - Bristol City 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford -
Tottenham Hotspur - Middlesbrough 2 - 1
Carlisle United - Cardiff City 3 - 4
Manchester United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford 2 - 1
(AET)
Round 4
QPR - Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 2
Northampton Town - Derby County 0 - 0
Brentford - Leicester City 0 - 1
Reading - Cardiff City 1 - 1
West Ham United - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Burnley - Norwich City 1 - 2
Coventry City - Birmingham City 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Oxford United 0 - 0
Southampton - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
Millwall - Sheffield United 0 - 2
Portsmouth - Barnsley 4 - 2
Hull City - Chelsea 1 - 2
Manchester City - Fulham 4 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Manchester United 0 - 6
Shrewsbury - Liverpool 2 - 2
Bournemouth - Arsenal 1 - 2
Birmingham City - Coventry City 2 - 2
(4 : 1 AP)
Cardiff City - Reading 3 - 3
(1 : 4 AP)
Derby County - Northampton Town 4 - 2
Liverpool - Shrewsbury 1 - 0
Oxford United - Newcastle United 2 - 3
(AET)
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 3 - 2
Round 5
Portsmouth - Arsenal 0 - 2
Chelsea - Liverpool 2 - 0
Reading - Sheffield United 1 - 2
(AET)
West Bromwich Albion - Newcastle United 2 - 3
Leicester City - Birmingham City 1 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Norwich City 1 - 1
(2 : 3 AP)
Sheffield Wednesday - Manchester City 0 - 1
Derby County - Manchester United 0 - 3
Round 1/4 Final
Norwich City - Manchester United 1 - 2
(AET)
Sheffield United - Arsenal 1 - 2
Leicester City - Chelsea 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Manchester City 0 - 2
Round 1/2 Final
Arsenal - Manchester City 2 - 0
Manchester United - Chelsea 1 - 3
Round Final
Arsenal - Chelsea 2 - 1