FM Preview: Cardiff City v Middlesbrough 17 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 16th December 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Cardiff City and Middlesbrough at 15:00 on 17th December 2011 in the Championship.
History of the Cardiff City v Middlesbrough fixture
Cardiff City prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 17 wins out of 25 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Cardiff City Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2011, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Mon 02 May||Cardiff City||0-3||Middlesbrough||Championship|
|2010/2011||Sat 11 Dec||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 06 Mar||Cardiff City||1 - 0||Middlesbrough||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sun 13 Dec||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2007/2008||Sun 09 Mar||Middlesbrough||0 - 2||Cardiff City||F.A. Cup|
|1993/1994||Wed 19 Jan||Middlesbrough||1 - 2||Cardiff City||F.A. Cup|
|1993/1994||Sat 08 Jan||Cardiff City||2 - 2||Middlesbrough||F.A. Cup|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Cardiff City could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Bluebirds, with 3 goals against.
Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.
Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 38 points from 21 games.
Middlesbrough are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 38 points from 21 games.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Cardiff City may be coming up against a decent side in Middlesbrough, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Bluebirds. Home Win
|Cardiff City||Won 6 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 11 matches.
|Middlesbrough||Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.
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