FootyMAD's Derby County match preview

Last updated : 28 September 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Derby County fixture

Cardiff City prepare to entertain Derby County at Ninian Park on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Bluebirds are clearly on top, having won 13 and lost only 3 of the 23 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ninian Park was less than a year ago, in April 2009, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Wed 08 AprCardiff City4-1Derby CountyCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Bluebirds, with 5 goals against.

The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Rams have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cardiff City's 13 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Derby County find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 10 points from their 9 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City6105293
Derby County6204796

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Derby County is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Bluebirds in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Derby County Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.