FM Preview: Cardiff City v Derby County 02 Apr 2011

Last updated : 01 April 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Cardiff City v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 14 and win only 3 of the 24 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2009, with Cardiff City annihilating their visitors 6-1 in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 14 Aug Derby County 1 - 2 Cardiff City Championship
2009/2010 Sun 02 May Derby County 2 - 0 Cardiff City Championship
2009/2010 Tue 29 Sep Cardiff City 6-1 Derby County Championship
2008/2009 Wed 08 Apr Cardiff City 4 - 1 Derby County Championship
2008/2009 Sat 20 Sep Derby County 1 - 1 Cardiff City Championship
2006/2007 Sat 17 Mar Derby County 3 - 1 Cardiff City Championship
2006/2007 Sat 28 Oct Cardiff City 2 - 2 Derby County Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

Derby County have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Rams have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 63 points from 38 games.

Derby County find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 44 points from their 38 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Cardiff City 6 2 2 2 9 8 8
Derby County 6 2 2 2 7 8 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Bluebirds, as the Rams have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Cardiff City Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Derby County Not won in previous 2 away matches.

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