FootyMAD Derby County match preview

Last updated : 24 August 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Cardiff City v Derby County fixture

Cardiff play host to Derby County at Ninian Park on Monday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Bluebirds are clearly on top, having won 11 and lost only 2 of the 18 games.

The last time the two teams met at Cardiff was well over fifteen years ago, back in September 1985, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1985/1986Sat 01 MarDerby2 - 1CardiffDIV3
1985/1986Sat 28 SepCardiff0-2DerbyDIV3
1983/1984Mon 23 AprCardiff1 - 0DerbyDIV2
1983/1984Tue 27 DecDerby2 - 3CardiffDIV2
1981/1982Sat 01 MayDerby0 - 0CardiffDIV2
1981/1982Fri 04 DecCardiff1 - 0DerbyDIV2
1980/1981Sat 02 MayCardiff0 - 0DerbyDIV2

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 in the wrong end.

The away form of Derby is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Rams have hit 6 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cardiff see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division One, showing a record of 4 points from their 3 games played so far, Derby are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division One with a return of just 1 points from their 3 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Bluebirds's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Derby. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
CardiffUnbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
DerbyLost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.