Cardiff City face a trip to Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 29 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 7 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 11 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2003, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division One match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 11 Dec||Cardiff City||0 - 2||Sunderland||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 21 Feb||Cardiff City||4 - 0||Sunderland||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 14 Oct||Sunderland||0 - 0||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|1979/1980||Sat 03 May||Cardiff City||1 - 1||Sunderland||CHMP|
|1979/1980||Sat 08 Dec||Sunderland||2 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|1978/1979||Sat 28 Apr||Sunderland||1 - 2||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|1978/1979||Sat 09 Dec||Cardiff City||1 - 1||Sunderland||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Black Cats in those games, with 8 conceded.
In complete contrast to Sunderland, Cardiff City are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.
Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 63 points from 34 games. Cardiff City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 37 points from 33 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Bluebirds are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Sunderland. Home win
|Sunderland||Won 4 successive home games.|
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Cardiff City||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.