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Last updated : 08 November 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City travel to take on Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Wednesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bluebirds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 15 and win only 4 of the 24 games.

The last time the two teams met at Sheff. Wed. was amazingly over twenty years ago, in December 1983, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 5 - 2 thriller, in a Second Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1983/1984Sat 12 MayCardiff City0 - 2Sheff. Wed.CHMP
1983/1984Sat 17 DecSheff. Wed.5 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
1981/1982Sat 27 FebCardiff City0 - 2Sheff. Wed.CHMP
1981/1982Sat 10 OctSheff. Wed.2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
1980/1981Wed 04 MarCardiff City0 - 0Sheff. Wed.CHMP
1980/1981Sat 11 OctSheff. Wed.2 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
1975/1976Wed 17 MarSheff. Wed.1 - 3Cardiff CityLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield Wednesday are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The The Owls's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Bluebirds, and 7 goals against.

Sheff. Wed. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 19 points from their 17 matches. Cardiff City's 24 points from 17 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Wed.6231669
Cardiff City6132856

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Bluebirds could well see them head back from Hillsborough with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Wed. Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Cardiff City Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.