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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 14 Oct||Crystal Palace||1 - 2||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 04 Feb||Crystal Palace||1 - 0||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 17 Sep||Cardiff City||1 - 0||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 10 Apr||Cardiff City||0 - 2||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 04 Oct||Crystal Palace||2 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Tue 05 Sep||Cardiff City||0 - 0||Crystal Palace||LGEC|
|2000/2001||Wed 23 Aug||Crystal Palace||2 - 1||Cardiff City||LGEC|
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.
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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
|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.|