FootyMAD's Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 04 March 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Cardiff City at Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 29 games played, Blades have recorded 6 wins, and Cardiff City have come away with 13 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2004, the Bluebirds carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 18 DecSheff. Utd.2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 27 MarCardiff City2 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 03 JanCardiff City0 - 1Sheff. Utd.FAC
2003/2004Sat 20 SepSheff. Utd.5 - 3Cardiff CityCHMP
1998/1999Wed 27 JanSheff. Utd.4 - 1Cardiff CityFAC
1988/1989Tue 11 AprSheff. Utd.0 - 1Cardiff CityLGE1
1988/1989Sat 11 FebCardiff City0 - 0Sheff. Utd.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 3 conceded.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Blades's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Cardiff City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 37 points from 34 matches. Sheff. Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 51 from their 33 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City6204776
Sheff. Utd.6132376

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Blades has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Cardiff City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Not won in previous 4 away matches.