FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Thursday, 4th December 2008
The game between Cardiff City and Preston North End in the Championship on Saturday, 6th December 2008 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Cardiff City prepare to entertain Preston North End at Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 40 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 18 wins, and Preston N.E. have come away with 11 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ninian Park was just last season, in September 2007, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Dec||Preston N.E.||1 - 2||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2007/2008||Sat 22 Sep||Cardiff City||2-2||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Fri 23 Feb||Cardiff City||4 - 1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 09 Sep||Preston N.E.||2 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Cardiff City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 6 conceded.
In complete contrast to Cardiff City, Preston N.E. are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The North End's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
Cardiff City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 30 points from their 20 games so far. Preston N.E.'s total of 31 points from their 20 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Cardiff City are starting to turn Ninian Park into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw
|Cardiff City||Drawn each of their last 2 games.|
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Preston N.E.||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|
6 games since last defeat.
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