FootyMAD's Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 16 October 2009 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 27 previous games, with the hosts winning just 7.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2008, the Bluebirds carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 11 AprCrystal Palace0 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
2008/2009Sat 15 NovCardiff City2 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2007/2008Tue 04 MarCrystal Palace0 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2007/2008Tue 06 NovCardiff City1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Sat 30 DecCardiff City0 - 0Crystal PalaceCHMP
2006/2007Sat 14 OctCrystal Palace1 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 04 FebCrystal Palace1 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Bluebirds, with 6 goals against.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 19 points from 11 games. Crystal Palace's 15 points from 10 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City63031279
Crystal Palace63217611

FootyMad's prediction ...

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Cardiff City may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City 11 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 11 .
Crystal Palace Undefeated in last 3 away games.
5 games since last defeat.