Cardiff City face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bluebirds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2006, with Stoke City running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 11 Aug||Cardiff City||0 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 14 Apr||Cardiff City||1 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Potters in those games, with 4 conceded.
The Bluebirds have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Bluebirds, and 4 goals against.
Stoke City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 47 points from 29 games. Cardiff City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 43 from their 29 games so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Bluebirds's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Stoke City, believes the FootyMad team. Away win
|Stoke City||No sequences of note|
|Cardiff City||No sequences of note|