Cardiff City prepare to entertain Crystal Palace at Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 9 of the 26 previous games, with the Bluebirds winning just 6.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ninian Park was just last season, in November 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Tue 04 Mar||Crystal Palace||0 - 0||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2007/2008||Tue 06 Nov||Cardiff City||1-1||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 30 Dec||Cardiff City||0 - 0||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 14 Oct||Crystal Palace||1 - 2||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 04 Feb||Crystal Palace||1 - 0||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 17 Sep||Cardiff City||1 - 0||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 10 Apr||Cardiff City||0 - 2||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Cardiff City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 5 conceded.
Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Eagles's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.
Cardiff City's total of 25 points from their 16 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Crystal Palace find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 16 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its a close one to call, but I think that Bluebirds's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Crystal Palace. Home Win
|Cardiff City||6 games since last home draw.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Crystal Palace||No sequences of note|