FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City 31 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 30th December 2011
FootyMad attempt to assist you with their form guide as Nottingham Forest take on Cardiff City in a Championship match on 31st December 2011 at 15:00.
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 21 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 7 wins, and Nottingham Forest have come away with 10 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2011, the Forest carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|2008/2009||Sat 25 Oct||Nottm. Forest||0 - 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
Nottingham Forest's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Forest have scored 4, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.
Cardiff City's away form is none too clever either, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Bluebirds, and 3 goals against.
Nottingham Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 21 points from their 23 games thus far.
Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 39 points from 23 games.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Cardiff City are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win
|Nottingham Forest||Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
|Cardiff City||Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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