FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City 20 Oct 2012

Last updated : 19 October 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to Nottingham Forest at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 22 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 8 wins, and Nottingham Forest have come away with 10 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City Ground was less than a year ago, in December 2011, with Cardiff City inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Forest in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 31 Dec Nottm. Forest 0-1 Cardiff City Championship
2011/2012 Sat 26 Nov Cardiff City 1 - 0 Nottm. Forest Championship
2010/2011 Sat 19 Feb Nottm. Forest 2 - 1 Cardiff City Championship
2010/2011 Sat 20 Nov Cardiff City 0 - 2 Nottm. Forest Championship
2009/2010 Mon 05 Apr Nottm. Forest 0 - 0 Cardiff City Championship
2009/2010 Sun 01 Nov Cardiff City 1 - 1 Nottm. Forest Championship
2008/2009 Sat 31 Jan Cardiff City 2 - 0 Nottm. Forest Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Forest's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Bluebirds's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Nottingham Forest's 14 points from 10 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

Cardiff City are leading the way in the npower Championship, with their 10 games giving them a return of 22 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Nottingham Forest 6 1 3 2 5 6 6
Cardiff City 6 5 0 1 13 6 15

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Bluebirds of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at City Ground with Cardiff City coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Nottingham Forest Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Cardiff City 5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.

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