FM Preview: Cardiff City v Blackpool 04 Feb 2012

Last updated : 03 February 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Cardiff City v Blackpool fixture

Cardiff City are ready to welcome Blackpool to Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 32 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 10 wins, and Blackpool have come away with 9 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Cardiff City Stadium was within the last three years, in January 2010, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

2011/2012 Sat 17 Sep Blackpool 1 - 1 Cardiff City Championship
2009/2010 Sat 22 May Blackpool 3 - 2 Cardiff City Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2)
2009/2010 Sat 09 Jan Cardiff City 1-1 Blackpool Championship
2009/2010 Sat 15 Aug Blackpool 1 - 1 Cardiff City Championship
2008/2009 Tue 28 Oct Cardiff City 2 - 0 Blackpool Championship
2008/2009 Sat 04 Oct Blackpool 1 - 1 Cardiff City Championship
2007/2008 Sat 12 Apr Cardiff City 3 - 1 Blackpool Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 6 conceded.

Blackpool have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Seasiders's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 11 against.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 50 points from 28 games.

Blackpool lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 45 from their 28 games so far.

Current overall team form

Cardiff City 6 2 2 2 7 8 8
Blackpool 6 4 2 0 15 6 14

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Cardiff City are starting to turn Cardiff City Stadium into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Cardiff City Won 3 successive home games.
11 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Blackpool 7 games since last defeat.

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