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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 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:
2005/2006Sat 17 DecCardiff City0 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City650114315
Derby County631211910

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

Sequence statistics:
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.