FM Preview: Preston North End v Cardiff City 25 Apr 2011

Last updated : 24 April 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Preston North End v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Monday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bluebirds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2010, with Preston North End running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 04 Dec Cardiff City 1 - 1 Preston N.E. Championship
2009/2010 Sat 27 Feb Preston N.E. 3 - 0 Cardiff City Championship
2009/2010 Sat 05 Dec Cardiff City 1 - 0 Preston N.E. Championship
2008/2009 Sat 18 Apr Preston N.E. 6 - 0 Cardiff City Championship
2008/2009 Sat 06 Dec Cardiff City 2 - 0 Preston N.E. Championship
2007/2008 Sat 29 Dec Preston N.E. 1 - 2 Cardiff City Championship
2007/2008 Sat 22 Sep Cardiff City 2 - 2 Preston N.E. Championship

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Preston North End have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.

The Bluebirds 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 games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Bluebirds, and 7 goals against.

Preston North End are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower Championship with a return of just 39 points from their 43 games thus far.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 76 points from 43 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Preston North End 6 2 2 2 8 10 8
Cardiff City 6 4 2 0 17 7 14

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Although Cardiff City have been far from successful in recent away games, we can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Preston North End. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Preston North End Won 3 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Cardiff City Undefeated in last 3 away games.
8 games since last defeat.

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