Derby County face a trip to Cardiff City at Ninian Park 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 12 and win only 3 of the 20 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 20 Aug||Derby County||2 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 01 Jan||Derby County||0 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 18 Sep||Cardiff City||0 - 2||Derby County||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 07 Feb||Derby County||2 - 2||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Mon 25 Aug||Cardiff City||4 - 1||Derby County||CHMP|
|1985/1986||Sat 01 Mar||Derby County||2 - 1||Cardiff City||LGE1|
|1985/1986||Sat 28 Sep||Cardiff City||0 - 2||Derby County||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Cardiff City have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 6 conceded.
Derby County have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Rams have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Cardiff City's total of 34 points from their 23 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship. Derby County see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola Championship, showing a record of 26 points from their 23 games played so far,
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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
|Cardiff City||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Derby County||5 games since last defeat.|