Cardiff City face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 38 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 10 wins, and Preston N.E. have come away with 19 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2005, the North End carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 19 Nov||Preston N.E.||2 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Tue 18 Oct||Cardiff City||2 - 2||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 16 Apr||Preston N.E.||3 - 0||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Fri 19 Nov||Cardiff City||0 - 1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 24 Apr||Preston N.E.||2 - 2||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 09 Dec||Cardiff City||2 - 2||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Sat 08 Apr||Preston N.E.||0 - 0||Cardiff City||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Preston North End have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the North End score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 3.
The Bluebirds have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Preston N.E. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 6 points from their 5 matches. Cardiff City are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 5 games giving them a return of 13 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Cardiff City are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win
|Preston N.E.||Drawn last 2 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Cardiff City||4 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.