FootyMAD's Newcastle United match preview

Last updated : 12 September 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Newcastle United fixture

Cardiff City play host to Newcastle United at Ninian Park on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 25 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 12 wins, and Newcastle Utd. have come away with 3 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Cardiff City was amazingly over twenty years ago, in October 1983, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Second Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1983/1984Sat 25 FebNewcastle Utd.3 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
1983/1984Wed 19 OctCardiff City0-2Newcastle Utd.CHMP
1981/1982Sat 13 FebNewcastle Utd.2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
1981/1982Sat 03 OctCardiff City0 - 4Newcastle Utd.CHMP
1980/1981Wed 25 FebCardiff City1 - 0Newcastle Utd.CHMP
1980/1981Sat 06 SepNewcastle Utd.2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
1979/1980Sat 22 MarCardiff City1 - 1Newcastle Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Bluebirds, with 6 goals against.

In complete contrast to Cardiff City, Newcastle Utd. are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Magpies have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 10 points from 5 games. Newcastle Utd. are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 5 games giving them a return of 13 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City641113613
Newcastle Utd.651012416

FootyMad's prediction ...

Cardiff City are starting to turn Ninian Park into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Won 4 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Newcastle Utd. Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.