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Ahead of the game | Final-day Bluebirds battle

Fight for survival goes down to the wire in Wales

4 May 2018

All you need to know as the Royals take on one final challenge in the Championship on Sunday lunchtime.


Clement: “We don’t want to rely on anyone else!”

3 May 2018

Cardiff City vs Reading
Sunday 6th May, 12.30pm
Sky Bet Championship
Cardiff City Stadium

Reading go into Sunday's match in Wales knowing that victory would secure survival in the Championship, while possibly scuppering automatic promotion ambitions for opponents, Cardiff City.

Neil Warnock's side know that a win will earn a return to the top flight, with the Sky Sports cameras in town to watch the action unfold live.

Paul Clement has had his selection options bolstered with the return of captain, Paul McShane, fellow centre-back Tommy Elphick and winger Callum Harriott ahead of the game on Sunday.

With plenty at stake for both teams on Sunday lunchtime, it's sure to be an intense battle at the Cardiff City Stadium.


Get to the ground early!

Please can we urge our travelling supporters to arrive in good time on Sunday to avoid the possibility of delays ahead of a fixture which is expected to be very well attended.

Kick-off at the Cardiff City Stadium is at 12.30pm and all games on the final weekend of the season will kick off simultaneously. 

To take a look at Cardiff's away fans' guide ahead of the game, click here.


For all ticketing enquiries, follow the link to our Ticket Office page or contact the Ticket Office by phone on 0118 968 1313.

We have an extended allocation of 2,106 tickets for this fixture, which went on sale on a Ticketing Points priority system.

Tickets for this match are now off sale, with tickets not available at Cardiff City Stadium on the day. We strongly advise supporters to not travel to the stadium without a match ticket.


Supporters' Trust at Reading (STAR) offer travel to all away games, details of which can be found by following the link by clicking here

For a more detailed map of parking around Cardiff City Stadium, click here.

Pre-Match Chat


Experienced Premier League official Robert Madley will be in charge of proceedings at Cardiff City Stadium, with Neil Warnock's side on the brink of promotion.

Harry Lennard and Marc Perry will be assisting Madley from the touchlines, while Oliver Langford will be between the benches as fourth official.


According to EFL title sponsors Sky Bet, promotion chasers Cardiff are overwhelming favourites at 1/3, while victory for the Royals is available at 13/2, with the draw priced at 7/2.

Follow it Live!

If you’re based in the UK or Ireland and can’t make it to the match, you can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live audio commentary on iFollow for as little as £4.49 per month. Not only that, but our online subscription also allows you access to extended match highlights and exclusive interviews which you won’t see anywhere else.

However, with the match being live on Sky Sports this weekend in England, video coverage will not be available but the audio 

As ever, we’ll also provide live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and look out for our behind-the-scenes story and match photos on Instagram.  And head to Snapchat and find 'officialrfc' to follow our matchday story as it unfolds!


We wish to politely remind supporters that the football club is responsible for their conduct at all matches (home or away) and any person committing a football-related offence or involved in serious misconduct at any match will result in a club ban. Examples of serious misconduct include discriminatory, offensive or abusive chanting, entering the pitch, persistent standing and throwing a missile. Supporters witnessing any incidents of serious misconduct are encouraged to report this to the football club by texting 80800, beginning your message with the word SAFE.

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