FootyMAD's Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 29 December 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Cardiff City at Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 9 of the 24 previous games, with the hosts winning just 6.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2005, the Bluebirds carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 14 OctCrystal Palace1 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 04 FebCrystal Palace1 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 17 SepCardiff City1 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 10 AprCardiff City0 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2003/2004Sat 04 OctCrystal Palace2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2000/2001Tue 05 SepCardiff City0 - 0Crystal PalaceLGEC
2000/2001Wed 23 AugCrystal Palace2 - 1Cardiff CityLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Crystal Palace is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Eagles have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cardiff City's total of 41 points from their 25 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Crystal Palace find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 30 points from their 25 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City60425114
Crystal Palace6222768

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Bluebirds, as the Eagles have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 8 most recent games.
Crystal Palace Not won in previous 8 away matches.