FootyMAD's Norwich City match preview

Last updated : 21 April 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Norwich City fixture

Cardiff City are ready to welcome Norwich City to Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 18 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 9 wins, and Norwich City have come away with 6 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Ninian Park was within the last three years, in March 2004, the Bluebirds carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 01 NovNorwich City1 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 13 MarCardiff City2-1Norwich CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 13 DecNorwich City4 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
1983/1984Wed 26 OctNorwich City3 - 0Cardiff CityLGEC
1983/1984Tue 04 OctCardiff City0 - 0Norwich CityLGEC
1981/1982Sat 27 MarNorwich City2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
1981/1982Sat 07 NovCardiff City1 - 0Norwich CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

The away form of Norwich City is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Canaries have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cardiff City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola Championship, picking up 60 points from their 44 games so far. Norwich City's 59 points from 44 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City61236105
Norwich City6303799

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 Norwich City. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Norwich City Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.