FM Preview: Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest 20 Nov 2010

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History of the Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottm. Forest face a trip to Cardiff City at Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Forest will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 12 and win only 2 of the 20 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2009, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Mon 05 AprNottm. Forest0 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2009/2010Sun 01 NovCardiff City1 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP
2008/2009Sat 31 JanCardiff City2 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2008/2009Sat 25 OctNottm. Forest0 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Mon 03 JanCardiff City3 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2004/2005Sat 11 SepNottm. Forest0 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 31 JanCardiff City0 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 5 conceded.

Nottm. Forest have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Forest's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Cardiff City are leading the way in the Npower Championship, with their 17 games giving them a return of 36 points. Nottm. Forest's 24 points from 17 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City641114613
Nottm. Forest63217411

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City 4 games since last home draw.
Nottm. Forest Not won in previous 5 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.