FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 18 November 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Cardiff City v Preston North End fixture

Cardiff City prepare to entertain Preston North End at Ninian Park on Friday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 36 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 17 wins, and Preston N.E. have come away with 10 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ninian Park was less than a year ago, in December 2003, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 24 AprPreston N.E.2 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
2003/2004Tue 09 DecCardiff City2-2Preston N.E.CHMP
1999/2000Sat 08 AprPreston N.E.0 - 0Cardiff CityLGE1
1999/2000Mon 03 JanCardiff City0 - 4Preston N.E.LGE1
1995/1996Sat 23 MarCardiff City0 - 1Preston N.E.LGE2
1995/1996Mon 01 JanPreston N.E.5 - 0Cardiff CityLGE2
1989/1990Sat 24 FebPreston N.E.4 - 0Cardiff CityLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

Preston N.E. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the North End have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cardiff City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 19 matches. Preston N.E. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 23 points from their 19 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City613210106
Preston N.E.61237135

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Cardiff City only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Preston N.E. Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.