FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 09 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Cardiff City v Crystal Palace fixture

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:
2003/2004Sat 04 OctCrystal Palace2 - 1Cardiff CityLD1
2000/2001Tue 05 SepCardiff City0-0Crystal PalaceLC
2000/2001Wed 23 AugCrystal Palace2 - 1Cardiff CityLC
1984/1985Mon 06 MayCardiff City0 - 3Crystal PalaceDIV2
1984/1985Sun 09 DecCrystal Palace1 - 1Cardiff CityDIV2
1983/1984Tue 17 AprCardiff City0 - 2Crystal PalaceDIV2
1983/1984Tue 08 NovCrystal Palace1 - 0Cardiff CityDIV2

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City64119613
Crystal Palace63128810

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

Sequence statistics:
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.