FM Preview: Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest 26 Nov 2011

Footymad preview History of the Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottingham Forest face a trip to Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium 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 3 of the 21 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 19 Feb Nottm. Forest 2 - 1 Cardiff City Championship
2010/2011 Sat 20 Nov Cardiff City 0-2 Nottm. Forest Championship
2009/2010 Mon 05 Apr Nottm. Forest 0 - 0 Cardiff City Championship
2009/2010 Sun 01 Nov Cardiff City 1 - 1 Nottm. Forest Championship
2008/2009 Sat 31 Jan Cardiff City 2 - 0 Nottm. Forest Championship
2008/2009 Sat 25 Oct Nottm. Forest 0 - 1 Cardiff City Championship
2004/2005 Mon 03 Jan Cardiff City 3 - 0 Nottm. Forest Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 6 conceded.

Nottingham Forest have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Forest have hit 6 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 31 points from 18 games.

Nottingham Forest find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 17 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Cardiff City 6 4 2 0 10 3 14
Nottingham Forest 6 4 0 2 8 7 12

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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

Team Sequences
Cardiff City Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Nottingham Forest 17 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 16 outings ago.

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