FM Preview: Derby County v Cardiff City 02 Nov 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Tuesday, 1st November 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Derby County and Cardiff City at 19:45 on 2nd November 2011 in the Championship.
History of the Derby County v Cardiff City fixture
Cardiff City face a trip to Derby County at Pride Park on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 26 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 9 wins, and Derby County have come away with 11 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2010, with Cardiff City inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Rams in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|2006/2007||Sat 17 Mar||Derby County||3 - 1||Cardiff City||Championship|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Derby County have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Rams, with 5 goals against.
The away form of Cardiff City is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. The Bluebirds's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.
Derby County's total of 24 points from their 14 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.
Cardiff City lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 21 from their 14 games so far.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Rams, as the Bluebirds have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Derby County||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
|Cardiff City||Not won in previous 6 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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