FootyMAD's Burnley match preview

Last updated : 25 April 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Burnley v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bluebirds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 20 and win only 8 of the 35 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in April 2007, with Burnley running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 06 OctCardiff City2 - 1BurnleyCHMP
2006/2007Mon 09 AprBurnley2 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2006/2007Sat 11 NovCardiff City1 - 0BurnleyCHMP
2005/2006Sat 14 JanCardiff City3 - 0BurnleyCHMP
2005/2006Sat 10 SepBurnley3 - 3Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Sat 22 JanCardiff City2 - 0BurnleyCHMP
2004/2005Tue 28 SepBurnley1 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Burnley 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, 9 to 8.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Bluebirds's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Burnley's 61 points from 44 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Cardiff City see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 60 points from their 44 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Cardiff City are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Turf Moor with a well-deserved point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Burnley 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Cardiff City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.