FM Preview: Cardiff City v Watford 23 Oct 2012

Last updated : 22 October 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Cardiff City v Watford fixture

Cardiff City prepare to entertain Watford at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Bluebirds are clearly on top, having won 16 and lost only 5 of the 26 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Cardiff City Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2012, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Mon 09 Apr Cardiff City 1-1 Watford Championship
2011/2012 Mon 26 Dec Watford 1 - 1 Cardiff City Championship
2010/2011 Sat 22 Jan Cardiff City 4 - 2 Watford Championship
2010/2011 Tue 28 Dec Watford 4 - 1 Cardiff City Championship
2009/2010 Sun 21 Mar Cardiff City 3 - 1 Watford Championship
2009/2010 Sat 03 Oct Watford 0 - 4 Cardiff City Championship
2008/2009 Wed 18 Mar Cardiff City 2 - 1 Watford 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 11 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 5 conceded.

The Hornets have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Hornets's have scored 12 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 14.

Cardiff City are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 22 points from the 11 games they have played so far.

Watford see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 16 points from their 11 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Cardiff City 6 4 0 2 12 8 12
Watford 6 3 1 2 9 8 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Cardiff City may be coming up against a decent side in Watford, 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 Won 5 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Watford 6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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