FootyMAD Nottingham Forest match preview

Last updated : 22 August 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff travel to take on Nottingham Forest at City Ground on Saturday evening, 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 last time the two teams met at Nottm Forest was amazingly over twenty years ago, in April 1977, with Cardiff inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Forest in a Second Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1976/1977Sat 23 AprNottm Forest0 - 1CardiffDIV2
1976/1977Sat 27 NovCardiff0 - 3Nottm ForestDIV2
1974/1975Sat 22 FebNottm Forest0 - 0CardiffDIV2
1974/1975Sat 16 NovCardiff2 - 1Nottm ForestDIV2
1973/1974Sat 20 AprNottm Forest2 - 1CardiffDIV2
1973/1974Sat 08 DecCardiff1 - 1Nottm ForestDIV2
1972/1973Sat 11 NovCardiff2 - 1Nottm ForestDIV2

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Forest, with 6 goals against.

Cardiff have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Bluebirds, and 5 goals against.

Nottm Forest's 3 points from 2 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Cardiff are currently lying in 19th place in Nationwide League Division One having mustered a points tally of 1 from their 2 matches played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm Forest613211116

FootyMad's prediction ...

An indifferent set of results for Cardiff on the road, and I believe this game is only going to yield a solitary point for the Bluebirds. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Nottm ForestDrawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
CardiffPrevious 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
6 games since last defeat.