FootyMAD's Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottm. Forest travel to take on 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 10 and win only 2 of the 16 games.

The last time the two teams met at Cardiff City was amazingly over twenty years ago, in November 1976, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 winners in a Second Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 23 AugNottm. Forest1 - 2Cardiff CityLD1
1976/1977Sat 23 AprNottm. Forest0 - 1Cardiff CityDIV2
1976/1977Sat 27 NovCardiff City0 - 3Nottm. ForestDIV2
1974/1975Sat 22 FebNottm. Forest0 - 0Cardiff CityDIV2
1974/1975Sat 16 NovCardiff City2 - 1Nottm. ForestDIV2
1973/1974Sat 20 AprNottm. Forest2 - 1Cardiff CityDIV2
1973/1974Sat 08 DecCardiff City1 - 1Nottm. ForestDIV2

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Bluebirds have scored 8, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Nottm. Forest is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Forest have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cardiff City's 41 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Nottm. Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division One with a return of just 28 points from their 27 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City6204696
Nottm. Forest6105183

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 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Nottm. Forest Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.