FootyMAD's West Bromwich Albion match preview

Last updated : 13 February 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the West Bromwich Albion v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City travel to take on West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns 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 last time the two teams met at West Brom. was way back in the black-and-white days of April 1975, with West Brom. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Second Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 25 NovCardiff City1 - 1West Brom.LD1
1974/1975Sat 19 AprWest Brom.2 - 0Cardiff CityDIV2
1974/1975Sat 12 OctCardiff City0 - 2West Brom.DIV2
1973/1974Sat 30 MarWest Brom.2 - 2Cardiff CityDIV2
1973/1974Sat 03 NovCardiff City0 - 1West Brom.DIV2
1961/1962Sat 03 MarWest Brom.5 - 1Cardiff CityDIV1
1961/1962Wed 18 OctCardiff City2 - 2West Brom.DIV1

Recent respective form guides

West Bromwich Albion have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

The Bluebirds have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Bluebirds's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

West Brom. are holding the final promotion place in the Nationwide League Division One, and have accumulated 54 points from the 30 games they have played so far. Cardiff City's 43 points from 30 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Brom.6222668
Cardiff City6222778

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Baggies. Home win

Sequence statistics:
West Brom. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Cardiff City Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.