FootyMAD's Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 16 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Derby County fixture

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:
2005/2006Sat 20 AugDerby County2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City63128710
Derby County6222678

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:
Cardiff City Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Derby County 5 games since last defeat.