FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City 31 Dec 2011

Footymad preview History of the Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City fixture

Nottingham Forest prepare to entertain Cardiff City at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 21 games played, Forest have recorded 10 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 February 2011, the Forest carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 26 Nov Cardiff City 1 - 0 Nottm. Forest Championship
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

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Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Forest have scored 4, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Cardiff City's away form is none too clever either, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Bluebirds, and 3 goals against.

Nottingham Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 21 points from their 23 games thus far.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 39 points from 23 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Nottingham Forest 6 0 1 5 0 8 1
Cardiff City 6 3 2 1 7 4 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Forest at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Bluebirds come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Nottingham Forest Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Cardiff City Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

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