Derby County pack their bags to visit 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 22 games.
The previous match played between the two at Ninian Park was within the last three years, in October 2006, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 20 Sep||Derby County||1 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 17 Mar||Derby County||3 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 28 Oct||Cardiff City||2 - 2||Derby County||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Cardiff City are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Bluebirds, with 3 goals against.
Derby County have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Rams have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 44 points from 26 games. Derby County find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 29 points from their 26 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
With Derby County not hitting the right notes away from home at the moment, the Madmen safely assumes that Cardiff City will ease to victory over the Rams. Home win
|Cardiff City||Won 4 successive home games.|
5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
|Derby County||Last drawn game 6 outings ago.|