FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 23 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Preston North End v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City travel to take on Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 35 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 10 wins, and Preston N.E. have come away with 17 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Preston N.E. was just over four years ago, in April 2000, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 09 DecCardiff City2 - 2Preston N.E.LD1
1999/2000Sat 08 AprPreston N.E.0 - 0Cardiff CityLD2
1999/2000Mon 03 JanCardiff City0 - 4Preston N.E.LD2
1995/1996Sat 23 MarCardiff City0 - 1Preston N.E.LD3
1995/1996Mon 01 JanPreston N.E.5 - 0Cardiff CityLD3
1989/1990Sat 24 FebPreston N.E.4 - 0Cardiff CityDIV3
1989/1990Sat 25 NovCardiff City3 - 0Preston N.E.DIV3

Recent respective form guides

Preston North End are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Bluebirds have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Preston N.E. see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division One, showing a record of 57 points from their 43 games played so far, Cardiff City's 62 points from 43 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Preston N.E.61238135
Cardiff City63126710

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Bluebirds has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Preston N.E.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Preston N.E. Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Cardiff City Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.