FootyMAD's Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 28 March 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Cardiff City at Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Saints will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 11 and win only 4 of the 19 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2006, the Bluebirds carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sun 21 OctSouthampton1 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2006/2007Tue 13 MarSouthampton2 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
2006/2007Tue 17 OctCardiff City1 - 0SouthamptonCHMP
2005/2006Sat 01 AprSouthampton3 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 31 DecCardiff City2 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
1995/1996Wed 04 OctSouthampton2 - 1Cardiff CityLGEC
1995/1996Tue 19 SepCardiff City0 - 3SouthamptonLGEC

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 5 conceded.

The away form of Southampton is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Saints have hit 7 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cardiff City see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 52 points from their 38 games played so far, Southampton are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 46 from their 40 matches played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Bluebirds, as the Saints have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City 13 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Southampton Not won in previous 11 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.