FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 09 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Derby County fixture

Cardiff City are ready to welcome Derby County to Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Bluebirds are clearly on top, having won 12 and lost only 3 of the 22 games.

The previous match played between the two at Ninian Park was within the last three years, in October 2006, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 20 SepDerby County1 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2006/2007Sat 17 MarDerby County3 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2006/2007Sat 28 OctCardiff City2-2Derby CountyCHMP
2005/2006Sat 17 DecCardiff City0 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2005/2006Sat 20 AugDerby County2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Sat 01 JanDerby County0 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Sat 18 SepCardiff City0 - 2Derby CountyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Bluebirds, with 3 goals against.

Derby County have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Rams have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 44 points from 26 games. Derby County find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 29 points from their 26 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City642010414
Derby County63128810

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Cardiff City fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Bluebirds. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
Derby County Last drawn game 6 outings ago.