FootyMAD's Southend United match preview

Last updated : 12 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Southend United fixture

Cardiff City play host to Southend United at Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Bluebirds are clearly on top, having won 9 and lost only 2 of the 16 games.

The last time the two teams met at Cardiff City was back in August 2000, over five years ago, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League Division Three match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 24 SepSouthend Utd.0 - 3Cardiff CityCHMP
2000/2001Sat 13 JanSouthend Utd.1 - 1Cardiff CityLGE2
2000/2001Mon 28 AugCardiff City2-2Southend Utd.LGE2
1998/1999Tue 13 AprSouthend Utd.0 - 1Cardiff CityLGE2
1998/1999Sat 28 NovCardiff City2 - 0Southend Utd.LGE2
1997/1998Tue 26 AugSouthend Utd.3 - 1Cardiff CityLGEC
1997/1998Tue 12 AugCardiff City1 - 1Southend Utd.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City may have lost only 1 of their last six home games, but the other 5 have resulted in drawn games. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 in the wrong end.

The away form of Southend Utd. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Shrimpers have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 1 in reply.

Cardiff City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 43 points from their 27 games so far. Southend Utd. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 27 games have yielded only 21 points.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City6051365
Southend Utd.6132586

FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the Bluebirds to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Drawn last 5 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 5 games.
Not won in the 11 most recent games.
Southend Utd. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.