FM Preview: Derby County v Cardiff City 02 May 2010

Last updated : 01 May 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Derby County v Cardiff City fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Cardiff City at Pride Park at lunchtime on Sunday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 24 games played, Rams have recorded 10 wins, and Cardiff City have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was just last season, in September 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 29 SepCardiff City6 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Wed 08 AprCardiff City4 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
2008/2009Sat 20 SepDerby County1-1Cardiff CityCHMP
2006/2007Sat 17 MarDerby County3 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2006/2007Sat 28 OctCardiff City2 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2005/2006Sat 17 DecCardiff City0 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2005/2006Sat 20 AugDerby County2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Derby County are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The Bluebirds have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Derby County find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 53 points from their 45 matches. Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 76 points from 45 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6222568
Cardiff City64208414

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Rams of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Cardiff City, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Cardiff City Undefeated in last 4 away games.
11 games since last defeat.