FM Preview: Cardiff City v Portsmouth 21 Jan 2012

Last updated : 20 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Cardiff City v Portsmouth fixture

Cardiff City prepare to entertain Portsmouth at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 29 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 12 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 10 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Cardiff City Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2011, with Cardiff City running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 27 Aug Portsmouth 1 - 1 Cardiff City Championship
2010/2011 Sat 16 Apr Cardiff City 3-0 Portsmouth Championship
2010/2011 Sat 28 Aug Portsmouth 0 - 2 Cardiff City Championship
2007/2008 Sat 17 May Portsmouth 1 - 0 Cardiff City F.A. Cup
2004/2005 Tue 09 Nov Cardiff City 0 - 2 Portsmouth League Cup
1995/1996 Tue 22 Aug Cardiff City 1 - 0 Portsmouth League Cup
1995/1996 Wed 16 Aug Portsmouth 0 - 2 Cardiff City League Cup

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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. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Bluebirds, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Cardiff City, Portsmouth are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Pompey have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 46 points from 26 games.

Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 31 points from their 25 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Cardiff City 6 2 2 2 7 7 8
Portsmouth 6 1 2 3 4 8 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Cardiff City may be coming up against a decent side in Portsmouth, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Bluebirds. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Cardiff City 9 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Portsmouth Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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