FootyMAD's West Bromwich Albion match preview

Last updated : 18 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Bromwich Albion v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon, 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 earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 2 - 4 winners in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 25 SepWest Brom.2 - 4Cardiff CityLGEC
2006/2007Tue 20 FebWest Brom.1 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2006/2007Tue 08 AugCardiff City1 - 1West Brom.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 14 FebWest Brom.2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2003/2004Tue 25 NovCardiff City1 - 1West Brom.CHMP
1974/1975Sat 19 AprWest Brom.2 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
1974/1975Sat 12 OctCardiff City0 - 2West Brom.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

West Bromwich Albion have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 17 goals for the The Baggies, with 9 goals against.

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 10 goals for the Bluebirds, and 3 goals against.

West Brom. are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 27 games giving them a return of 50 points. Cardiff City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 39 from their 27 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Brom.632115711
Cardiff City651010416

FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the Bluebirds to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Cardiff City take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
West Brom. Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Cardiff City Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.