FootyMAD's Blackpool match preview

Last updated : 11 April 2008 By Footymad Previewer
Footymad preview
History of the Cardiff City v Blackpool fixture

Cardiff City play host to Blackpool at Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 9 of the 29 previous games, with the Bluebirds winning just 8.

The last time the two teams met at Cardiff City was back in March 2003, over five years ago, the Bluebirds carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 11 DecBlackpool0 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2002/2003Tue 18 MarCardiff City2-1BlackpoolLGE1
2002/2003Sat 19 OctBlackpool1 - 0Cardiff CityLGE1
2001/2002Sat 09 MarCardiff City2 - 2BlackpoolLGE1
2001/2002Sat 15 DecBlackpool1 - 1Cardiff CityLGE1
2000/2001Tue 13 FebBlackpool1 - 0Cardiff CityLGE2
2000/2001Sat 19 AugCardiff City1 - 1BlackpoolLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These games have seen the Bluebirds score just 6 goals, though they have conceded 2.

Blackpool have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Seasiders's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Cardiff City's 57 points from 41 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Blackpool find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 50 points from their 42 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City63306312

FootyMad's prediction ...

Cardiff City may be coming up against a decent side in Blackpool, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Bluebirds. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
Blackpool Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 7 most recent games.