FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City 19 Feb 2011

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History of the Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City fixture

Nottm. Forest prepare to entertain Cardiff City at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 20 games played, Forest have recorded 9 wins, and Cardiff City have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City Ground was less than a year ago, in April 2010, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 20 NovCardiff City0 - 2Nottm. ForestCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Forest, with 5 goals against.

In complete contrast to Nottm. Forest, Cardiff City are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Bluebirds have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Nottm. Forest are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 53 points from 30 games. Cardiff City are holding the final promotion place in the Npower Championship, and have accumulated 55 points from the 31 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest63127610
Cardiff City63219711

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nottm. Forest may be coming up against a decent side in Cardiff City, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Forest. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Cardiff City Undefeated in last 3 away games.
6 games since last defeat.