FM Preview: Southampton v Cardiff City 31 Jan 2012

Footymad preview History of the Southampton v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City pack their bags to visit Southampton at St. Marys on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bluebirds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 12 and win only 3 of the 22 games.

The previous match played between the two at St. Marys was within the last three years, in February 2009, the Saints carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Wed 28 Sep Cardiff City 2 - 1 Southampton Championship
2008/2009 Sat 28 Feb Southampton 1-0 Cardiff City Championship
2008/2009 Sat 09 Aug Cardiff City 2 - 1 Southampton Championship
2007/2008 Sat 29 Mar Cardiff City 1 - 0 Southampton Championship
2007/2008 Sun 21 Oct Southampton 1 - 0 Cardiff City Championship
2006/2007 Tue 13 Mar Southampton 2 - 2 Cardiff City Championship
2006/2007 Tue 17 Oct Cardiff City 1 - 0 Southampton Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Southampton have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Saints in those games, with 6 conceded.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Southampton are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 50 points from the 27 games they have played so far.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 49 points from 27 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Southampton 6 2 1 3 6 8 7
Cardiff City 6 3 1 2 9 8 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Cardiff City on their travels as of late, but we can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Southampton. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Southampton Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Cardiff City Not won in previous 3 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.

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