FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 26th February 2010
The game between Preston North End and Cardiff City in the Championship on Saturday, 27th February 2010 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Cardiff City face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bluebirds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2009, with Preston N.E. annihilating their visitors 6 - 0 in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 05 Dec||Cardiff City||1 - 0||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Sat 18 Apr||Preston N.E.||6 - 0||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2008/2009||Sat 06 Dec||Cardiff City||2 - 0||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Preston North End have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the North End in those games, with 7 conceded.
Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Bluebirds's have scored 14 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 15.
Preston N.E. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 39 points from their 32 matches. Cardiff City's total of 49 points from their 31 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 ...
Nothing appears to be going right for the Bluebirds out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Preston N.E.. Away win
|Preston N.E.||Latest 2 games ended in defeat.|
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Cardiff City||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.
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