FootyMAD's Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 19 August 2005 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 on Saturday afternoon,

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was less than a year ago, in January 2005, with Cardiff City inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Rams in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 01 JanDerby County0-1Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Sat 18 SepCardiff City0 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Sat 07 FebDerby County2 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
2003/2004Mon 25 AugCardiff City4 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
1985/1986Sat 01 MarDerby County2 - 1Cardiff CityLGE1
1985/1986Sat 28 SepCardiff City0 - 2Derby CountyLGE1
1983/1984Mon 23 AprCardiff City1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Derby County are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 3 conceded.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Bluebirds's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Derby County's total of 5 points from their 3 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship. Cardiff City find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 3 points from their 3 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6231759
Cardiff City63127610

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Cardiff City is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Rams in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Cardiff City Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.