FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 06 February 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Derby County v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City travel to take on Derby County at Pride Park at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 19 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 7 wins, and Derby County have come away with 8 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Derby County was well over fifteen years ago, back in March 1986, the Rams carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Mon 25 AugCardiff City4 - 1Derby CountyLD1
1985/1986Sat 01 MarDerby County2 - 1Cardiff CityDIV3
1985/1986Sat 28 SepCardiff City0 - 2Derby CountyDIV3
1983/1984Mon 23 AprCardiff City1 - 0Derby CountyDIV2
1983/1984Tue 27 DecDerby County2 - 3Cardiff CityDIV2
1981/1982Sat 01 MayDerby County0 - 0Cardiff CityDIV2
1981/1982Fri 04 DecCardiff City1 - 0Derby CountyDIV2

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Rams in those games, with 8 conceded.

The Bluebirds have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Bluebirds's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Derby County are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 30 points from 29 matches. Cardiff City's 42 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County62046136
Cardiff City6213567

FootyMad's prediction ...

Cardiff City are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Derby County. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Cardiff City 6 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.