FootyMAD's Scunthorpe United match preview

Last updated : 18 April 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Scunthorpe United v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City travel to take on Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the Bluebirds have winning an impressive 9 games, and losing 3.

The last time the two teams met at Scunthorpe U. was back in September 2000, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 27 OctCardiff City1 - 1Scunthorpe U.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 17 FebCardiff City3 - 0Scunthorpe U.LGE2
2000/2001Sat 16 SepScunthorpe U.0 - 2Cardiff CityLGE2
1999/2000Sat 05 FebScunthorpe U.0 - 0Cardiff CityLGE1
1999/2000Mon 30 AugCardiff City1 - 1Scunthorpe U.LGE1
1998/1999Sat 01 MayCardiff City0 - 0Scunthorpe U.LGE2
1998/1999Sat 12 DecScunthorpe U.0 - 2Cardiff CityLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Scunthorpe United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Bluebirds's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 4 goals for and 3 against.

Scunthorpe U. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 39 points from their 43 games thus far. Cardiff City's 60 points from 42 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Scunthorpe U.60154111
Cardiff City64208314

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Bluebirds of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Glanford Park Stadium with Cardiff City coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Scunthorpe U. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Cardiff City Undefeated in last 5 away games.
11 games since last defeat.