FM Preview: Cardiff City v Middlesbrough 17 Nov 2012

Last updated : 16 November 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview 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 26 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Cardiff City Stadium was less than a year ago, in December 2011, with Middlesbrough inflicting a narrow 2-3 defeat upon the Bluebirds in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 07 Apr Middlesbrough 0 - 2 Cardiff City Championship
2011/2012 Sat 17 Dec Cardiff City 2-3 Middlesbrough Championship
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

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. In this time, Bluebirds have rattled up an impressive 15 goals, and conceded 4.

Middlesbrough's away form is equally impressive, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. Those games have seen the Boro pummel 11 goals, and let in 3.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 31 points from 16 games.

Middlesbrough are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 32 points from the 16 games they have played so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Cardiff City 6 3 0 3 14 12 9
Middlesbrough 6 5 1 0 12 3 16

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Cardiff City are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Middlesbrough will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Cardiff City Won 8 successive home games.
10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 14 .
Middlesbrough Undefeated in last 7 away games.
10 games since last defeat.

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