Cardiff City are ready to welcome Crystal Palace to Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 8 of the 22 previous games, with the Bluebirds winning just 5.
The previous match played between the two at Ninian Park was more than three years back, in September 2000, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 04 Oct||Crystal Palace||2 - 1||Cardiff City||LD1|
|2000/2001||Tue 05 Sep||Cardiff City||0-0||Crystal Palace||LC|
|2000/2001||Wed 23 Aug||Crystal Palace||2 - 1||Cardiff City||LC|
|1984/1985||Mon 06 May||Cardiff City||0 - 3||Crystal Palace||DIV2|
|1984/1985||Sun 09 Dec||Crystal Palace||1 - 1||Cardiff City||DIV2|
|1983/1984||Tue 17 Apr||Cardiff City||0 - 2||Crystal Palace||DIV2|
|1983/1984||Tue 08 Nov||Crystal Palace||1 - 0||Cardiff City||DIV2|
Recent respective form guides
Cardiff City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 6 conceded.
Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Eagles's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 9 against.
Cardiff City's 59 points from 40 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Crystal Palace's 57 points from 39 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
None of the two sides are showing much worthwhile form at present, so the Madmen can look no further than a single point for the Bluebirds. Score draw
|Cardiff City||6 games since last home draw.|
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
|Crystal Palace||14 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.