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 21 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 17 Dec||Cardiff City||0 - 0||Derby County||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Cardiff City have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Bluebirds, with 3 goals against.
The Rams have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 12 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Cardiff City are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 13 games giving them a return of 29 points. Derby County's 18 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Bluebirds. Home win
|Cardiff City||Won 4 successive home games.|
7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
|Derby County||4 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.