FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 08 September 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Preston North End v Cardiff City fixture

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.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 19 NovPreston N.E.2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2005/2006Tue 18 OctCardiff City2 - 2Preston N.E.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 16 AprPreston N.E.3 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Fri 19 NovCardiff City0 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
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

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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Preston N.E.6132676
Cardiff City64117413

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

Sequence statistics:
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.