FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 13 April 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Stoke City fixture

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:
2006/2007Tue 28 NovStoke City3 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 11 FebCardiff City3-0Stoke CityCHMP
2005/2006Tue 27 SepStoke City0 - 3Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Tue 05 AprStoke City1 - 3Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Sat 28 AugCardiff City0 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 06 DecStoke City2 - 3Cardiff CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 08 NovCardiff City3 - 1Stoke CityCHMP

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City61145104
Stoke City641113813

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

Sequence statistics:
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.