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:|
|2007/2008||Sun 21 Oct||Southampton||1 - 0||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Tue 13 Mar||Southampton||2 - 2||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Tue 17 Oct||Cardiff City||1 - 0||Southampton||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Apr||Southampton||3 - 2||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 31 Dec||Cardiff City||2 - 1||Southampton||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Wed 04 Oct||Southampton||2 - 1||Cardiff City||LGEC|
|1995/1996||Tue 19 Sep||Cardiff City||0 - 3||Southampton||LGEC|
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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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
|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.