Cardiff City prepare to entertain Stoke City at Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Bluebirds are clearly on top, winning 52.94% of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ninian Park was just last season, in February 2006, with Cardiff City running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Tue 28 Nov||Stoke City||3 - 0||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 11 Feb||Cardiff City||3-0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Tue 27 Sep||Stoke City||0 - 3||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 05 Apr||Stoke City||1 - 3||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 28 Aug||Cardiff City||0 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 06 Dec||Stoke City||2 - 3||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 08 Nov||Cardiff City||3 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Cardiff City are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 4 conceded.
Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Potters's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.
Cardiff City's 63 points from 42 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 67 from their 42 games so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Bluebirds go into their game against Stoke City in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win
|Cardiff City||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
|Stoke City||Won each of the previous 3 matches.|
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.