FM Preview: Cardiff City v Derby County 17 Apr 2012

Last updated : 16 April 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Cardiff City v Derby County fixture

Cardiff City prepare to entertain Derby County at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Bluebirds are clearly on top, having won 15 and lost only 3 of the 25 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Cardiff City Stadium was just last season, in April 2011, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Wed 02 Nov Derby County 0 - 3 Cardiff City Championship
2010/2011 Sat 02 Apr Cardiff City 4-1 Derby County Championship
2010/2011 Sat 14 Aug Derby County 1 - 2 Cardiff City Championship
2009/2010 Sun 02 May Derby County 2 - 0 Cardiff City Championship
2009/2010 Tue 29 Sep Cardiff City 6 - 1 Derby County Championship
2008/2009 Wed 08 Apr Cardiff City 4 - 1 Derby County Championship
2008/2009 Sat 20 Sep Derby County 1 - 1 Cardiff City Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City will be hoping to improve on their poor home form, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. Bluebirds have conceded a disappointing 8 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Derby County's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Rams have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cardiff City's total of 68 points from their 43 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Derby County see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 60 points from their 43 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Cardiff City 6 2 4 0 7 4 10
Derby County 6 2 2 2 6 6 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Cardiff City at home in recent games, and, though we cannot see a run starting here, we do think the Bluebirds will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Cardiff City Drawn last 4 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Derby County No sequences of note

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